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Revealed: modern humans needed three tries – and 12,000 years – to colonise Europe
Homo sapiens forced out Neanderthals between 54,000 and 42,000 years ago, according to controversial new research

Robin McKie

07, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘We’re in a golden age for microbes’: the man rewriting history from the perspective of germs
Forget ‘great men’ – infection and disease are the really important forces in the development of humankind, believes public health specialist Jonathan Kennedy

Rachel Cooke

02, Apr, 2023 @10:00 AM

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New analysis of ancient human protein could unlock secrets of evolution
The technique – known as proteomics – could bring new insights into the past two million years of humanity’s history

Robin McKie Science Editor

05, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘Surprisingly tasty’: putting Neanderthal cooking to the test
Evidence has been found of complex cooking by Neanderthals. Our writer finds out how their meals might have tasted

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

26, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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My camera never lies – but it’s sometimes vague | Brief letters
Brief letters: Photographic records | Treatment of refugees | Useful old tech | A toast to tradition

23, Nov, 2022 @5:20 PM

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Oldest cooked leftovers ever found suggest Neanderthals were foodies
Pancake/flatbread with a ‘nutty’ taste is first evidence of complex cooking and food culture

Linda Geddes

23, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The plot thickens: new study reveals complex identity of ancient Britons
Do bones and teeth found in Sussex share characteristics with Neanderthal fossils from northern Spain?

06, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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DNA of 13 Neanderthals reveals ‘exciting’ snapshot of ancient community
Analysis of remains found in southern Siberia shows interconnecting web of relationships

Ian Sample Science editor

19, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Neanderthals and modern humans may have copied each other’s tools
Research suggests species coexisted for more than 1,000 years and uncovers possible ‘exchange of ideas’

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

13, Oct, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Behind this Nobel prize is a very human story: there’s a bit of Neanderthal in all of us | Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Svante Pääbo deserves his accolade – palaeogenetics is an expanding field that tells us who we are, says archaeologist Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Rebecca Wragg Sykes

10, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Swedish geneticist wins Nobel prize for Neanderthal research
Svante Pääbo receives 2022 award in physiology or medicine for genome discoveries including Neanderthals

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

03, Oct, 2022 @12:25 PM

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Study reveals striking differences in brains of modern humans and Neanderthals
Results believed to be first compelling evidence that modern humans were cognitively better than Neanderthals

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

08, Sep, 2022 @6:00 PM

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