An early replacement of Neanderthals in Iberia by Anatomically Modern Humans

In this post we present selected parts of the paper titled “An early Aurignacian arrival in southwestern Europe“, by Miguel Cortés-Sánchez et al. Continue reading “An early replacement of Neanderthals in Iberia by Anatomically Modern Humans”

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Neanderthals and early modern humans show similar levels of cranial injuries, study finds

A team of University of Tübingen researchers has shown that Neanderthals sustained similar levels of head injuries to the earliest anatomically modern humans in Eurasia. This result contradicts previous views that Neanderthals were characterized by exceptionally high rates of trauma. This post is dedicated to this very interesting research. Continue reading “Neanderthals and early modern humans show similar levels of cranial injuries, study finds”

Pre-humans Buried Their Dead 300,000 Years Ago, Cave Finds Indicate

A fresh haul of bones from the mysterious primitive man Homo naledi, dating to over a quarter-million years ago, have been found in the bowels of a South African cave.

The discovery of multiple bodies in an extremely hard-to-reach chamber within the cave system has reignited an academic squabble over whether this ancient hominin was deliberately interring its dead. Continue reading “Pre-humans Buried Their Dead 300,000 Years Ago, Cave Finds Indicate”

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