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Mammoth tusk exposed in sediment

Researchers discovered a new mammoth graveyard in Britain

December 21st, 2021

A group of researchers has unearthed a massive mammoth graveyard in southwest England. The diggers have found the bones of five mammoths so far. They also found the remains of stone tools crafted by Neanderthals nearby. New mammoth graveyard discovered in Britain The bones found in the mammoth graveyard include two adults, two juveniles, and …

neanderthal diet

Neanderthals had huge brains and ate a lot of carbs

May 11th, 2021

Neanderthals and ancient Homo sapiens were similar in many important ways, but it’s long been believed that our ancestors thrived because of their ability to adapt, and in some ways control, a changing environment. Homo sapiens are often depicted as omnivorous hunter-gatherers, while Neanderthals are usually seen as being primarily savage hunters, feasting on meat …

neanderthal kids

Neanderthal kids were just as obnoxious as human children

April 13th, 2021

Neanderthals don’t exist anymore, and while there is a lot of debate over how they died out and what role our species of human ancestors might have played in their demise, as we learn more and more about how they lived, we’re realizing that they were a lot like us. A new research paper published …

neanderthal dna

Some human brain tissue holds traces of Neanderthal DNA

June 18th, 2020

Neanderthals mixed with humans a long time ago, but after they died out their DNA lived on in a large segment of the human population. A new study reveals that lab-grown brain tissue contains bits of Neanderthal DNA that could be used in future studies to reveal more about the ancient people and how their …

neanderthal differences

Ancient humans may have been better at breathing than we are today

October 31st, 2018

It might be tempting to imagine our ancient ancestors as simply less sophisticated versions of ourselves, but scientists know that there are some very big differences between modern humans and the bipeds that roamed Earth tens of thousands of years ago. A new study published in Nature Communications makes this point abundantly clear. In creating …