Neanderthals


Yet more evidence that Neanderthals were far from the dullards they’ve been made out to be, this time via an academic research paper entitled “Evidence for Neandertal Jewelry: Modified White-Tailed Eagle Claws…


A new discovery at Gorham’s Cave in Gibraltar suggests that Neanderthals were, contrary to their poor reputation, cave artists (and created the hashtag). Report via Chicago Tribune: Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of…



Well at least you are part Neanderthal, reports Reuters: It’s getting harder and harder to take umbrage if someone calls you a Neanderthal. According to two studies published on Wednesday, DNA from…







This might just explain why we all can’t get along. Lewis Page writes at The Register: Boffins investigating a find of ancient stone blades over 70 thousand years old argue that it…



Watch writer David Pogue transform into a Neanderthal through the magic of modern prosthetic makeup. Pogue’s transformation comes courtesy of PBS television program Nova ScienceNow, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. On this Wednesday’s episode, “What Makes Us Human”, Pogue will walk the streets of New York City in his Neanderthal get-up and see how people react. Would you notice anything unusual about Pogue?






Interesting article from Alasdair Wilkins on io9.com: The evidence has been mounting for years that early humans and Neanderthals interbred, but now it’s pretty much a certainty. Part of the X chromosome…


Unraveling ancient human DNA must be like crack for anthropologists — they just can’t stop! Joe Palca reports for NPR: DNA taken from a pinkie bone at least 30,000 years old is…


In Entangled, Graham Hancock’s debut novel, an essential part of the story involves the so-called “Neanderthal Enigma,” a raging academic debate over what caused Homo neanderthalensis to die out some 35,000 years…



From the recent March/April issue of Archaeology. Zach Zorich writes: If Neanderthals ever walk the earth again, the primordial ooze from which they will rise is an emulsion of oil, water, and…


Zach Zorich examines the scientific, legal, and ethical obstacles for Archaelogy: If Neanderthals ever walk the earth again, the primordial ooze from which they will rise is an emulsion of oil, water,…