But Sistiaga says it is also possible that Neanderthals
didn't eat plants directly, but consumed them through the stomach contents of their prey, leaving traces of plants in their teeth.
Morin sets up his study in a straightforward manner; he aims to test Jim O'Connell's (2006) intensification hypothesis, which proposes that early modern humans were able to expand demographically and replace Neanderthals
because they had broader, more diverse diets.
Many of the genes that help determine most people's skin and hair are more Neanderthal
than not, according to two new studies that look at the DNA fossils hidden in the modern human genome.
This mtDNA was then compared with samples from modern humans, apes, Denisovans and Neanderthals
It was at the Newcastle event that Prof King first put forward the scientific name for Neanderthals
New research is changing the image of Neanderthals
, said Kate.
The study, published in the journal Proceedings Of The Royal Society B, concludes that it was precisely those traits that helped Neanderthals
dominate that also led to their downfall.
New technology has given us a fresh insight into why they died out, and here we find out what prehistoric animal bones can tell us about their success at hunting, and why new evidence suggests that the Neanderthals
may have turned to cannibalism as they faced extinction.
were already in Europe when the first members of our species, Homo sapiens, ventured out of their African homeland.
The evidence, from cave sites in Iraq and Belgium, suggests Neanderthals
controlled fire in much the same way as early modern humans living more than 30,000 years ago.
Despite having a reputation for lacking intelligence, recent research suggests the Neanderthals
were a lot more resourceful and innovative than we first thought.
do not deserve their "stupid" reputation and used stone tools just as good as those invented by early modern humans, say scientists.
roamed Europe for a quarter of a million years and then mysteriously became extinct.
have spoken out for the first time in 30,000 years, with the help of scientists who have simulated their voices using fossil evidence and a computer synthesiser.
There is added evidence that chance, rather than natural selection, best explains why the skulls of modern humans and ancient Neanderthals