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    Map of Neanderthal remains

    This is a very cool and interesting map that I found. All the samples form and arc, but it has a hole in its North. And even though the world has been more glacial, we still have examples of Modern Human (Sapiens) in the North Central Eurasian area like Kostenki and Ust-ishim.
  2. Maciamo

    Neanderthal allele associated with lower threshold to pain

    Science Daily: Neanderthals may have had a lower threshold for pain "Pain is mediated through specialized nerve cells that are activated when potentially harmful things affect various parts of our bodies. These nerve cells have a special ion channel that has a key role in starting the...
  3. Jovialis

    Projectile-weapons enter Europe 20,000 years earlier than previously thought

    A team of Japanese and Italian researchers, including from Tohoku University, have evidenced mechanically delivered projectile weapons in Europe dating to 45,000-40,000 years—more than 20,000 years than previously thought. This study, titled "The earliest evidence for mechanically delivered...
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    Woolly mammoths and Neanderthals may have shared genetic traits

    A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that the genetic profiles of two extinct mammals with African ancestry -- woolly mammoths, elephant-like animals that evolved in the arctic peninsula of Eurasia around 600,000 years ago, and Neanderthals, highly skilled early humans who evolved in Europe...
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    Isotopes found in bones suggest Neanderthals were fresh meat eaters

    An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests at least some Neanderthals were mainly fresh meat eaters. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes testing protein samples discovered in Neanderthal bones and what they...
  6. Jovialis

    Possible Neanderthal Footprint Discovered in Gibraltar

    SEVILLE, SPAIN—Yahoo! News reports that an international team of researchers studying a sand dune overlooking Gibraltar’s Catalan Bay has discovered a footprint thought to have been left by a teenaged hominin some 29,000 years ago. The individual who left the print is thought to have stood...
  7. Jovialis

    Multiple episodes of interbreeding between Neanderthal and modern humans

    A pair of researchers at Temple University has found evidence that suggests Neanderthals mated and produced offspring with anatomically modern humans multiple times—not just once, as has been suggested by prior research. In their paper published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution...
  8. Jovialis

    Svante Pääbo - Pioneer of Palaeogenetics

    This is a short video that came out about a month ago on the Max Planck Society YouTube page. You will need to adjust the settings to translate the subtitles to English. There's an interesting map @ 4:14.
  9. Jovialis

    Neanderthal-like features in 450,000-year-old fossil teeth from the Italian Peninsula

    Fossil teeth from Italy, among the oldest human remains on the Italian Peninsula, show that Neanderthal dental features had evolved by around 450,000 years ago, according to a study published October 3, 2018 in the open-access journal LOS ONEby Clément Zanolli of the Université Toulouse III Paul...
  10. Jovialis

    Evidence for close-range hunting by last interglacial Neanderthals

    Abstract Animal resources have been part of hominin diets since around 2.5 million years ago, with sharp-edged stone tools facilitating access to carcasses. How exactly hominins acquired animal prey and how hunting strategies varied through time and space is far from clear. The oldest possible...
  11. Jovialis

    Neurology Neanderthal vs human brain using computational anatomy

    Scientists have for the first time set eyes on a three-dimensional Neanderthal brain in the form of a virtual model made to fit the empty, fossilised skulls of long-dead individuals, a study said Thursday. The reconstructed organ confirmed earlier observations, based more loosely on head size...
  12. Jovialis

    Reconstructing the genetic history of late Neanderthals

    It's behind a paywall, but here's an article on it:
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    Dig site in Tuscany reveals Neanderthals used fire to make tools

    A team of researchers from several institutions in Italy has found evidence of Neanderthals using fire to craft tools approximately 171,000 years ago. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group outlines where the naturally preserved wood artifacts were...
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    Is there a Y-DNA haplogroup associated with Neanderthals?

    Have any paternal haplogroups attributed to Neanderthals survived to this day or would their DNA be far too diluted? When we test Neanderthal remains, what paternal haplogroup shows up?
  15. Jovialis

    Nasal airflow simulations: convergent adaptation in Neanderthals & Modern Humans

    (—An international team of researchers has found that Neanderthals and modern humans both evolved in ways that allowed for better breathing through the nose in a cold climate. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group also notes that there...
  16. Jovialis

    A high-coverage Neandertal genome from Vindija Cave in Croatia

    Here's the full paper: Looks like they've released the paper to the public now: // Looks like its behind a paywall. But here's the article I...
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    Neanderthal's brain matured more slowly than Homo sapiens and other primates

    For those who still thought of Neanderthals as brutish retards, think again. It was already known that they had bigger brains than us, they could talk, buried their dead long before Homo sapiens, used medicinal plants, made and used painting and jewellery, and that they may have invented...
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    Eurogenes Neanderthal ancestry

    I've had my genome tested for ancestry by both 23andMe and FTdna and I've downloaded the raw data (all the A, C, G and Ts). 23andMe say that I have 2.5% Neanderthal ancestry. Is there any way I can find out precisely which genes, or more exactly, phenotypes I have inherited from Neaderthals...
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    Melanasians carry DNA of unknown extinct hominid (not Denisovan)

    Science News: DNA data offer evidence of unknown extinct human relative "People from Melanesia, a region in the South Pacific encompassing Papua New Guinea and surrounding islands, may carry genetic evidence of a previously unknown extinct hominid species, Ryan Bohlender reported October 20 at...
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    DNA shows that Homo sapiens and Neanderthals first admixed over 100,000 years ago

    The Guardian is relaying this morning the publication of a new paper (Kuhlwilm et al. 2016) which established that a population that diverged early from other modern humans in Africa contributed genetically to the ancestors of Neanderthals from the Altai Mountains roughly 100,000 years ago...