Ancient burial of a Mediterranean boy near Stonehenge (~3,500 years ago)

Chemical tests on teeth from an ancient burial near Stonehenge indicate that the person in the grave grew up around the Mediterranean Sea. Continue reading “Ancient burial of a Mediterranean boy near Stonehenge (~3,500 years ago)”

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Genetic data on half a million Brits reveal ongoing evolution and Neanderthal legacy

Neanderthals are still among us, Janet Kelso realized 8 years ago. She had helped make the momentous discovery that Neanderthals repeatedly mated with the ancestors of modern humans—a finding that implies people outside of Africa still carry Neanderthal DNA today. Ever since then, Kelso has wondered exactly what modern humans got from those prehistoric liaisons—beyond babies. How do traces of the Neanderthal within shape the appearance, health, or personalities of living people? Continue reading “Genetic data on half a million Brits reveal ongoing evolution and Neanderthal legacy”

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