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Neanderthals ate vegetables, used plants as medicine


July 20th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Neanderthals were more sophisticated than they have been credited with. This has been corroborated by the first ever evidence that suggests they cooked plants for food ... Read more...

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Neanderthals used boats much before modern humans


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Our extinct cousins, the Neanderthals, were sailing the seas about 50,000 years before us, according to a study.Modern humans took to the seas 50,000 years ago, ... Read more...

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Entire genome of extinct human decoded from finger bone


February 8th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) German anthropologists have decoded the entire genome sequence of a Denisovan, representative of the extinct Asian group related to Neanderthals, from a finger bone fossil, a ... Read more...

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Neanderthals lived in houses, not caves


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) A 44,000-year-old house of the Neanderthals made from mammoth bones and decorated with carvings and pigments was discovered in eastern Ukraine. It had been thought Neanderthals, ... Read more...

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Climate change - a blessing in disguise!


November 21st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Periods when the earth cooled or warmed have always boosted human evolution by forcing man to adapt to changing conditions and allowing migration. Climate change not ... Read more...

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Modern humans scripted Neanderthals’ disappearance


July 29th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) What befell our Neanderthal ancestors to make them vanish after their domination of the world for 300,000 years? Modern humans, say scientists. According to Cambridge University ... Read more...

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Neanderthals may have lived 8,000 years longer than thought


May 13th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Neanderthals, experts believe, died between 37,000 and 40,000 years ago. However, latest stone artefacts discovered in Russia may mean they actually lived for a further 8,000 ... Read more...

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Neanderthal burial ground suggests they practiced funeral rituals


April 21st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): The discovery of a possible Neanderthal burial ground has suggested that they practiced funeral rituals and possessed symbolic long before modern humans.According to a Quaternary International paper, evidence ... Read more...

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Right-handedness prevailed even in prehistoric humans


April 20th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Right handedness prevailed even in pre-historic humans and it goes back more than half a million years as a study of markings on fossilized front teeth ... Read more...

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‘Gay caveman’ ‘neither gay nor a caveman’


April 10th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Montreal, April 10 (ANI): The discovery of a 5,000-year-old skeleton that was buried in a peculiar way has researchers suggesting the prehistoric man found outside modern-day Prague could have been gay or ... Read more...

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Neanderthals penetrated into cold Europe without fire


March 15th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A review of supposed archaeological hearths in Europe have suggested humans expanded into cold northern climates without the warmth of fire.The second major finding of the study was ... Read more...

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Did Neanderthals use feathers to deck themselves up?


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that Neanderthals may have used feathers as ornaments most likely in the same manner they used shells.Archaeologists say they have found evidence that ... Read more...

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Modern humans would easily beat Neanderthals in a marathon


January 29th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): If humans were to be pitted against Neanderthals in a marathon, the former would win, says a new study.Having said that, Neanderthal bones were built for long-distance walking ... Read more...

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Life expectancy for ‘early modern and late archaic humans was same’


January 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study from Washington University in St. Louis has found that the life expectancy was probably the same for early modern and late archaic humans.Erik Trinkaus examined ... Read more...

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Neanderthal face is not a result of adaptation to extreme cold: Study


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): The long held belief that the Neanderthal nose was a result of adaptations to extreme cold may not be all it seems, say researchers.The finding is based on ... Read more...

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Neanderthals cooked and ate vegetables


December 29th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Neanderthals' diet was not confined to meat alone but they also cooked and ate vegetables, a study has found.Researchers in the US have found grains of cooked plant ... Read more...

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Teeth remains indicate Neanderthals’ meat-only diet is a myth


December 28th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Neanderthals were always thought to be non-vegetarians who enjoyed nothing but meat. However, a new find indicates otherwise.Discoveries from cave sites in Iraq and Belgium indicate that our ... Read more...

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Top science news stories of 2010


December 24th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): 2010 was a turbulent time for the world in terms of the natural calamities that occurred but it was also a year that hailed major scientific discoveries that ... Read more...

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Fossils show mysterious human species lived 30,000 years ago


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A mysterious new species of the human beings which lived alongside our ancestors 30,000 years ago has been discovered by the scientists. The cavemen, called Denisovans, were identified ... Read more...

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30,000-yr-old finger bone found in Siberia is from ‘mystery human relative’


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a 30,000-year-old bone finger fossil of a little girl found in Siberia in 2008, was neither a Neanderthal nor an early modern human, but ... Read more...

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49,000-yr-old Spanish murder site indicates ‘Neanderthals were cannibals’


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Researchers have discovered an ancient mass murder site in Spain that indicates that Neanderthals could have feasted on the bodies of their family members too.The 49,000 years old ... Read more...

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Neanderthals crafted earliest tool made from human bone


December 16th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the earliest known tool made from human bone- and it was apparently crafted by Neanderthals.They have identified a human skull fragment dating back at least ... Read more...

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Prehistoric humans ate each other: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): New research on probable human teeth marks found on prehistoric human bones suggests that Neanderthals and Homo antecessor made meals of each other.The findings support prior theories that ... Read more...

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Neanderthals matured faster, died younger: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Neanderthals were a live fast, die young species, according to a study from Harvard University.They reached full maturity faster than humans do today, according to analysis of teeth ... Read more...

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Differences in human and Neanderthal brains set in first year of life


November 9th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): The difference between brains of newborn humans and Neanderthals takes shape specifically in the first year of life, a new study has suggested.The brains of newborn humans and ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over Asian region


November 5th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Large volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over the Asian monsoon region where seasonal storms water crops for nearly half the population of the earth.The eruptions are also believed to ... Read more...

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Neanderthals were more promiscuous than modern humans


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists from universities of Southampton and Calgary have discovered that Neanderthals were much more promiscuous than people today.The scientists examined finger ratios from fossilised skeletal remains of early ... Read more...

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‘Neanderthals shopped at stone-age Tiffany’s’ theory debunked


October 20th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): In 1959 in the Grotte du Renne in central France, archaeologists found a wide range of ornaments and tools, indicating the existence of a stone-age Tiffany's, but a ... Read more...

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Just like us, Neanderthals too had feelings


October 6th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Neanderthals were not insensitive creatures, but had a deep seated sense of compassion and empathy for their fellow beings, found a pioneering new research by archaeologists at the ... Read more...

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Neanderthals, modern humans ‘are more brothers than distant cousins’


September 26th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): While it was long believed that Neanderthals developed 'modern' tools and ornaments solely through contact with Homo sapiens, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver has ... Read more...

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European volcanoes wiped off Neanderthals


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Disastrous volcanic eruptions in Europe could have wiped out local bands of Neanderthals and indirectly affected farther-flung populations, revealed a study.Modern humans, though, squeaked by, thanks to ... Read more...

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Neanderthals developed technology on their own


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): While it was long believed that Neanderthals developed `modern' tools and ornaments solely through contact with Homo sapiens, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver has ... Read more...

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Mammoths, reindeers already lived on Iberian Peninsula 150,000 yrs ago


September 8th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Oviedo (UO) and the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have revealed that although in small numbers, the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhinoceros and ... Read more...

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World’s first known cannibals ate each other for extra nutrition


August 27th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the world's first known cannibals ate each other to satisfy their nutritional needs.The humans-as-food determination negates other possibilities, such as cannibalism ... Read more...

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Neanderthals’ cosy bedroom with hearth and grass beds unearthed


August 7th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Remains of an apparent Neanderthal cave sleeping chamber have been unearthed, complete with a hearth and nearby grass beds that might have once been covered with animal fur.Neanderthals ... Read more...

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