Reassessing Paleolithic subsistence: the Neandertal and modern human
foragers of Saint-Cesaire.
Weaver's study builds on findings from a report he and his colleagues published last year in which the team compared cranial measurements of modern human
skulls and Neanderthal specimens.
Dr Manica said: "We believe modern humans
evolved in Africa between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago and remained there until 54,000 years ago.
The scientists said it was likely there was "at least substantial gene flow" from modern humans
who had settled in regions to the south and west of Tianyuan Cave at an earlier date.
Anthropologists believe these 10 hominids were modern humans
in their primitive stage, likely just after evolving from archaic humans, the first fossilized remains that provide clues to the linkage between paleoanthropic and neanthropic humans.
The new dates suggest that Neandertals and modern humans
(Homo sapiens) simultaneously inhabited Western Europe for 2,600 to 5,400 years.
The researchers, using quantitative methods focused on the shape of dental fossils, find that none of the usual suspects fits the expected profile of an ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans
How the Denisovans got to Australia has remained a mystery and scientists now believe they must have somehow managed to get across Wallace's Line and then interbred with modern humans
In the last two years, a number of studies have suggested that modern humans
and Neanderthals had at some point interbred.
According to a new study, many modern humans
might be walking around with a little caveman inside.
It also indicates that "Mitochondrial Eve", the African ancestral mother from whom all modern humans
are descended, lived 110,000-130,000 years ago.
Rethinking the human revolution; new behavioural and biological perspectives on the origin and dispersal of modern humans
When Neanderthals and Modern Humans
Met (Tubingen Publications in Prehistory).
It was assumed the decorated ornaments found with their bones were "borrowed" from ancestors of modern humans
, or copied.
Scientists say they descended from Homo erectus, a species that died out about 250,000 years ago, just before the emergence of modern humans