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Stalagmite rings found deep inside French cave made by Neanderthals 176,500 years ago, scientists say

BERLIN — Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of humans were capable of more complex behaviour than previously thought, scientists say. 575 more words


Teeth & Human Evolution: Scientist Spotlight on W.K. Gregory

William King Gregory was a paleontologist who studied a variety of fossils creatures during the first half of the 20th century. He worked at the American Natural History Museum and Columbia University, and spent many years studying everything from fish to primates to human ancestors. 485 more words

History Of Science

Gran Dolina

This week we publish a study on a parietal bone from Gran Dolina, Atapuerca, dated to more than 800.000 years and probably belonging to the species… 152 more words


The Secrets of the 13 Million-Year-Old Crocodile

If you absolutely must go swimming with crocodiles—and this is not an activity we recommend—the time to do it was 13 million years ago and the place was South America. 524 more words

Modern Males Lack Neanderthal Y Chromosome Genes

Modern humans carry up to 4% Neanderthal DNA but a new paper reveals that the Neanderthal Y chromosome is distinct from any found in humans today. 203 more words


A Revision On The Age Of The Hobbit

Discovered in 2003 in Liang Bua cave, Homo floresiensis stood about three and a half feet tall and weighed around 75 lbs. Because of their stature, they were nicknamed for the diminutive heroes in J.R.R. 264 more words