Neanderthals

Fascinating Discovery Suggests Neanderthals Invented String

Fascinating Discovery Suggests Neanderthals Invented String

Scientists working in the south of France have discovered a small Neanderthal cord fragment dating back to over 41,000 years ago. It’s now the oldest evidence of fibre technology in the archaeological record, and further testament to the remarkable cognitive abilities of these extinct humans.

Study Suggests Early Humans Had Even More Interspecies Sex

Study Suggests Early Humans Had Even More Interspecies Sex

Before we became the only remaining humans on the planet, Homo sapiens mated with Neanderthals and the closely related Denisovans. New research is now revealing that the common ancestor of Neanderthals and Denisovans interbred with its own predecessor, a population of “superarchaic” hominids.

Stone Tools Reveal Epic Trek Of Nomadic Neanderthals

Stone Tools Reveal Epic Trek Of Nomadic Neanderthals

Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) fossils were first discovered in western Europe in the mid nineteenth century. That was just the first in a long line of surprises thrown up by our closest evolutionary cousins.