Posts Tagged ‘neanderthal’

Neanderthal Hand Axe Leads to Steppe Mammoth Graveyard

Five ancient prehistoric Steppe mammoth skeletons have been unearthed in Britain. How did they get there, and how did they die? The deeply ancient Steppe mammoth site was discovered at a quarry near Swindon in England’s Cotswolds region, after fossil hunters Sally and Neville Hollingworth identified a Neanderthal hand axe. Now, archaeologists have unearthed five […]

Neanderthal Child Development Was Faster than Humans, Study Reveals

Neanderthal development was faster than the maturation process in modern humans according to the latest study. This means Neanderthal children were able to reach physical maturity at earlier ages, thereby improving their odds of survival in the challenging environmental conditions of the Pleistocene era. These conclusions have emerged from a study of Neanderthal baby teeth […]

Neanderthal Camp Discovered at Princess Diana’s Althorp House Estate

At Althorp House, the stately home on the late Princess Diana’s family estate northwest of central London, excavations have led archaeologists to suspect that its known history may be predated by some tens of thousands of years! The archaeologists were hunting for the remains of an abandoned medieval village when they came across worked seashell […]

Neanderthal Hunters Had “Great Mental Flexibility” Says Recent Study

Between 52,000 and 45,000 years ago, Neanderthal hunters in the Swabian Alps, in southwestern Germany, possessed “great mental flexibility” concludes the latest study. The study authors go on to say, Neanderthal hunter toolmakers applied a “great working memory, mental flexibility and adaptability, coupled with manual dexterity.” These new findings were made by a team of […]

Is this the Face of Krijn, the First Neanderthal of The Netherlands?

The first-ever Neanderthal found in The Netherlands, who scientists call Krijn, has now been brought more fully to life . A pair of “paleo-artists” who specialize in making life-like reconstructions of fossilized specimens have provided the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities ( Rijksmuseum van Oudheden ) with a sculpted version of this young Neanderthal’s face. […]

Neanderthal Public Relations: From Misconceptions To More Confusion

In the mid-nineteenth century AD, researchers and explorers began finding bones in the remote caves of Europe. At first, they believed these to be no different than modern human skulls, but as the specimens began to stack up, anthropologists became interested, realizing that these remains were distinct from modern humans. Then began the tragic intellectual […]

76,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Hunting Camp Discovered In Madrid

A 76,000-year-old hunter’s camp has been discovered and examined beneath the Spanish capital of Madrid. Here, in blood-soaked times of glory when the hunting was good, Neanderthals butchered and prepared large bovids and deer for returning to their hungry families in distant caves. European Neanderthal History Deepens Earlier this month researchers from the Barcelona University […]

Neanderthal Extinction Tied to Disorder Caused by Mating with Humans

There has been much speculation about Neanderthal extinction and why they disappeared 40,000 years ago. The latest research suggests they lived side-by-side with modern humans (Homo sapiens) for up to 5,000 years before their final disappearance, with the two species of humans interbreeding quite frequently. So, if Homo sapiens and Neanderthals were able to co-exist […]

AI Finds New Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA Mutations in Human Genome

Scientists affiliated with the GLOBE Institute’s GeoGenetics Centre at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark have created an Artificial Intelligence program that is helping them identify ancient mutations in the human genome. As they explain in an article in the online journal eLife, they are using this program to find out more about the genetic […]

Two Months After Biden Blasted ‘Neanderthal Thinking,’ Texas Reports ZERO COVID Deaths

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott elicited criticism from Dr. Fauci and a host of Democrats when he decided to drop all COVID-19-linked restrictions in the Lone Star State back in March. Now, as states across the country are falling in line with President Biden’s aggressive new mask guidance (clearly intended to encourage more holdouts to accept […]

Neanderthal Brains Grew Larger With Greater Carbohydrate Consumption

Roughly a million years ago, Neanderthal brains doubled in size in about 200,000 years, which is a paltry number in evolutionary terms. For long, brain evolution has been credited to the increasingly sophisticated uses of stone tools. Bigger brains gave Neanderthals new advantages in game hunting, and foraging. These factors have long been known as […]

Neanderthal DNA Recovered from Cave Dirt Using Breakthrough Technology

Utilizing a new technique that allows for more precise analysis of ancient DNA, scientists have achieved a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of paleogenetics. For the first time, they’ve been able to retrieve intact and identifiable samples of Neanderthal nuclear DNA from deeply-buried sediment , which was removed from caves in northern Spain and Siberia. […]

Bacho Kiro Cave Reveals Volumes About Human-Neanderthal Relationship

In 2020 a team of researchers reported the discovery of a collection of Upper Palaeolithic stone tools at the Bacho Kiro Cave site in Bulgaria. Among the tools they discovered the remains of modern humans that radiocarbon dated to between 43,000 and 46,000 years old. Now, after careful analysis of the bones, the researchers have […]

Mississippi governor likens Biden’s ‘neanderthal’ remark to Hillary Clinton’s ‘deplorable’ comments

The governor of Mississippi has likened Joe Biden’s comments over his decision to scrap mask mandates as “neanderthal thinking” to being “called deplorable” by Hillary Clinton in 2016. The president said their decision to discontinue masks was “neanderthal thinking” telling reporters: “I think it’s a big mistake.” He said: “The last thing we need is […]

Do You Have the Good or Bad Covid-19 Neanderthal Genes?

Back in 2020 researchers claimed that they had discovered a Neanderthal Covid gene which decreased our ability to fight the virus SARS-CoV-2 that causes Covid-19. Now a new research project in Japan has identified a group of three genes in human DNA, inherited from Neanderthals, that assist the body’s cells while attempting to defeat invading […]

How well you fared with Covid-19 might be down to a Neanderthal gene lottery, studies claim

Has Covid-19 floored you? Or did you only suffer mild symptoms? The answer to how your body responds to coronavirus could very well be influenced by the Neanderthal genes you carry, according to researchers in Germany. Svante Paabo and Hugo Zeberg of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have been looking […]

Neanderthal Child’s Tooth Found in Palestinian Cave Tells A Tale of Africa

A team of archaeologists from the Max Planck Institute recently reexamined a set of artifacts recovered from the Shuqba Cave, which included a Neanderthal child’s tooth. It is the first evidence that Neanderthals made it that far south and makes it highly possible that Neanderthals could have reached Africa. The Shuqba Cave is located in […]

Scientists Create Fully Functioning Neanderthal Mini Brain

A deep and  detailed analysis  of Neanderthal DNA has revealed the existence of a distinct gene, called NOVA1, that would have significantly influenced early brain development in this long-extinct species. Laboratory tests on a Neanderthal ‘mini brain’ show that this gene produces changes in neural structure and activity that would have created dramatic divergence between […]

Neanderthal Interbreeding with Humans Rampant on Jersey?

Modern technology has allowed experts to re-analyze ancient Neanderthal teeth discovered at the start of the 20th century in a Jersey cave. They have been found to share attributes with those of modern humans, which could mean that there was more interbreeding between Neanderthals and modern humans than we previously thought. The 2010 publication of the […]

New Evidence Ends the Neanderthal Burial Debate

There is a longstanding debate about whether Neanderthals buried their dead or if this is a funerary rite unique to our species. However a new study may finally sway skeptics over to the side that intentional Neanderthal burials really did happen. A multi-disciplinary team of researchers led by members of the CNRS and the Muséum […]

Breaking News: Trapped Neanderthal Altamura Man Had A “Third Hand”

Altamura Man was a Neanderthal who lived in southern Italy at least 130,000 years ago. His fossilized skeleton was uncovered by a team of cavers in 1993 AD, entombed within calcite mineral deposits in the karst cave system near Altamura, a town in southern Italy. Altamura Man, the ancient hunter, represents the most complete and […]

Were Neanderthal Thumbs Better Adapted for Tennis?

If you needed repairs done 50,000 years ago you would have been better off with a team of Neanderthals rather than Homo sapiens, a new study has shown. The new research has been published in the journal Scientific Reports and suggests that Neanderthals may have “found precision grips… more challenging.” This means they were adapted […]

Just Like Us, Neanderthal Babies Ate Solid Food at 6 Months Old

A new study proves that just like modern humans, Neanderthal babies were also weaned at six months old. This fascinating new discovery comes after a team of researchers studied three Neanderthal milk teeth, and it determines that Neanderthal babies were weaned off breast milk at between 5 and 6 months of age. And what this […]

Oldest Ever Neanderthal Remains Found, Dating Back 116,000 Years!

In 2008 a team of archaeological excavators digging in the Stajnia Cave near Mirów in Poland, unearthed deeply-ancient tools among the remains of Neanderthal hunters. This discovery represented the first Neanderthal remains ever discovered in Poland. However, a recent shift in the scientific molecular clock indicates that these discoveries are not “55,000 years old,” as […]

Scientists to Grow ‘Mini-Brains’ Using Neanderthal DNA

Scientists to Grow ‘Mini-Brains’ Using Neanderthal DNA May 14th, 2018 Via: Guardian: Scientists are preparing to create “miniature brainsâ€� that have been genetically engineered to contain Neanderthal DNA, in an unprecedented attempt to understand how humans differ from our closest relatives. In the next […]

Cars set ablaze and police station attacked during anti-police brutality protest in Montreal

     A demonstration against police brutality in Montreal, Canada, led to cars being set alight in the streets and a police station being attacked. The protest was sparked by the death of a black man who was killed by a police rubber bullet last month. The Wednesday demonstration was initially organized as a peaceful protest […]

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