Neanderthals

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Try, try and try again: why did modern humans take so long to settle in Europe?
Homo sapiens migrated to the continent in waves – but the reasons for their early failures to overcome Neanderthals are a mystery

Robin McKie Science editor

14, Nov, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Human species who lived 500,000 years ago named as Homo bodoensis
Species was direct ancestor of early humans in Africa and discovery has led to reassessment of epoch

Nadeem Badshah

28, Oct, 2021 @7:06 PM

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Gibraltar cave chamber discovery could shed light on Neanderthals’ culture
Researchers find space in Gorham’s Cave complex that has been closed off for at least 40,000 years

Sam Jones in Madrid

28, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Doggerland: Lost ‘Atlantis’ of the North Sea gives up its ancient secrets
The land mass that linked Britain to continental Europe was rich in early human life until it flooded

Daniel Boffey

01, Aug, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Remains of nine Neanderthals found in cave south of Rome
Italian archaeologists believe most of Neanderthals were killed by hyenas then dragged back to den

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

08, May, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Neanderthals helped create early human art, researcher says
Archaeologist says ability to think and create objects may not have been restricted to homo sapiens

Dalya Alberge

15, Mar, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Fantastic beasts, but where to find them? | Letters
Brief letters: Neanderthals | Royal family | Unicorn shortage | Grace Dent | Crosswords

Letters

21, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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End of Neanderthals linked to flip of Earth's magnetic poles, study suggests
Event 42,000 years ago combined with fall in solar activity potentially cataclysmic, researchers say

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

18, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Early humans may have survived the harsh winters by hibernating
Seasonal damage in bone fossils in Spain suggest Neanderthals and their predecessors followed the same strategy as cave bears

Robin McKie Science Editor

20, Dec, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Kindred by Rebecca Wragg Sykes review – a new understanding of humanity
In this impressive reassessment Neanderthals emerge as complex, clever and caring, with a lot to tell us about human life

Katy Guest

20, Dec, 2020 @7:15 AM

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Neanderthal genes increase risk of serious Covid-19, study claims
Strand of DNA inherited by modern humans is linked to likelihood of falling severely ill

Ian Sample Science editor

30, Sep, 2020 @5:17 PM

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Humans and Neanderthals 'co-existed in Europe for far longer than thought'
Cave objects suggest modern humans and Neanderthals shared continent for several thousand years

Nicola Davis

11, May, 2020 @3:20 PM

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