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Did humans and Neanderthals interbreed ?

A new study casts doubt on the idea that our ancient ancestors would have interbred with Neanderthals. Research in to the Neanderthal genome revealed …

Neanderthal dental tartar reveals medicine

Studies of Neanderthal teeth have revealed some of the earliest known evidence of self-medication. While it was once thought that Neanderthals would h…

Did Neanderthals create first cave art ?

New research has suggested that Neanderthals may have created cave paintings before modern humans. Paintings on the walls of a cave in Spain dating ba…

Did Neanderthals Have High-Pitched, Nasal Voices?

(Video Link) What did Neanderthals sound like when they spoke? Apparently like Monty Python actor Terry Jones whenever he plays a female role. According to anthropologist Bob Franciscus, Neanderthals had, compared to modern humans, narrow vocal tracts, larger nasal cavities, and deeper chests. This video shows a man trying to simulate what they might have sounded [...]

Who built the world’s first structures ?

It is thought that neanderthals may have been the first to build structures using mammoth bones. At least one mammoth-bone structure built by neandert…

Neanderthals a victim of their own success ?

Neanderthals may have been more of a victim of their own adaptability than to competition from humans. Researchers at the Arizona State University and…

Prehistoric Preschool Artists

Psst, parents! Did your kids draw on the wall? Well, take heart: you’re not alone. In fact, prehistoric preschool "artists" decorated their cave walls, too. Cambridge archaeologist Jess Cooney will explain how meticulous [...]

Did Neanderthals believe in an afterlife?

Burial ground believed to contain Neanderthal remains sheds light on their burial customs. While it’s often believed that Neanderthals were incapable …

Humans would beat neanderthals in marathon

A new study has compared neanderthals and modern humans to see how they’d perform in a race. The results suggest that modern humans would have had the…

Neanderthals cooked and ate vegetables

A new study has revealed that neanderthals were quite adept at cooking and eating vegetables. Detailed examinations of neanderthal remains from around…