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Ancient humans mated with Neanderthals as recently as 45,000 years ago

Ancient humans mated with Neanderthals as recently as 45,000 years ago

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Analyses of DNA found in human fossils from around [45,000 years ago] — the oldest known human remains in Europe ...
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Are facial expressions universal?

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Faces depicted in sculptures crafted between 3,500 and 600 years ago in Mexico and Central America convey five varieties of ...
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‘Overly simplistic’: Women may have been more than just ‘gatherers’ in ancient times, studies suggest

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Sexual divisions of labor characterized ancient societies, but were not as rigidly enforced as has often been assumed, [two] new ...
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Mysterious African skull could be part of undiscovered ‘ghost population’

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A mysterious but well-preserved hominid skull found nearly a century ago comes from a population that lived in Africa around ...
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Iraqi excavation rekindles debate over whether Neanderthals buried their dead

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The excavation of an adult Neandertal’s partial upper-body skeleton in Iraqi Kurdistan has revived a decades-long debate over whether Neandertals intentionally buried ...
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‘Intrepid explorers’: Neanderthals hunted their way across thousands of miles in Europe

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Neandertals were epic wanderers. These ancient hominids took a 3,000- to 4,000-kilometer hike from Eastern Europe to the Altai Mountains ...

DNA from 4 ancient children shed light on diversity of humankind’s African origins

Science News | 
Four ancient youngsters, one pair from around 8,000 years ago and another from about 3,000 years ago, have opened a ...

Were hominids making stone tools 2.6 million years ago? Controversy greets discovery

Science News | 
Discoveries in East Africa of what may be the oldest expertly sharpened stone implements suggest that early members of the ...
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Inside the cave where Neanderthals and Denisovans may have shared a home

Science News | 
Mysterious ancient hominids known as Denisovans and their evolutionary cousins, Neandertals, frequented a southern Siberian cave starting a surprisingly long ...
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Early North American settlers brought dogs more than 10,000 year ago

Science News | 
A trio of dogs buried at two ancient human sites in Illinois lived around 10,000 years ago, making them the oldest ...
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Homo sapiens may only have appeared 300,000 years ago, and evolved modern features gradually

Science News | 
Human origins are notoriously tough to pin down. Fossil and genetic studies in 2017 suggested a reason why: No clear ...
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Why hunter-gatherer civilizations did not destroy themselves through inbreeding

Science News | 
Much like hunter-gatherers today, ancient Eurasians married outside their home groups and formed webs of friends and in-laws vital for ...
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