By Ansa Varughese | Jun 04, 2013 04:16 PM EDT
Close examination of barium metal in human, monkey, and Neanderthal teeth helped scientists understand weaning patterns that may explain an advantage modern humans hold over the brutes.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 28, 2013 07:02 PM EDT
Neanderthal-human hybrid fossil remains may have been identified- a skeletal jawbone found in Italy suggests evidence of gradual interbreeding.
By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 13, 2013 03:00 PM EDT
By analyzing the size of the eyes of neanderthals, researchers are finding more about the brains of our distant relatives.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 23, 2013 09:19 AM EST
A leading geneticist from Harvard Medical School has created a master plan to bring back the long-extinct Neanderthals. All he needs is an "extremely adventurous female human" to serve as surrogate mother to deliver a cloned Neanderthal baby.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 22, 2013 12:22 PM EST
A DNA analysis of a 40,000-year-old human skeleton dug up in China has revealed genetic clues to the Stone Age evolution, according to a new study. After analyzing the genetic material extracted from the ancient leg bone found in a cave near Beijing, scientists were able to link some of the earliest modern humans to settle in China to the people living in the region today.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 08, 2012 12:49 PM EST
An almost complete skeleton of a woolly mammoth believed to have lived between 200,000 to 500,000 years ago has been found near Paris.
By Makini Brice | Oct 23, 2012 12:20 PM EDT
Anthropologists in the United Kingdom have created what they believe is the most accurate Neanderthal model to date.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 01, 2012 04:37 PM EDT
Early humans may have lived in harmony with Neanderthals and possibly even interbred with them, according to new research.
By Makini Brice | Aug 30, 2012 02:45 PM EDT
Researchers have managed to map an entire genome of a human ancestor and also suspect that there are more species that existed in the past that we have not yet found, particularly in Asia.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 24, 2012 04:36 PM EDT
Like modern humans, most Neanderthals were right handed, leading scientists to believe that they have had the capacity for speech, according to new findings.