Pearce et al., "New Insights into Differences in Brain Organization between Neanderthals and Anatomically Modern Humans
," Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
It is estimated by mitochondrial DNA phylogeny studies that just before the Pleistocene bottleneck close to 40 additional evolutionarily successful lineages prospered in sub-Saharan Africa coeval with the migration of anatomically modern human
out of Africa (16).
Villa and Roebroeks scrutinized nearly a dozen common explanations for Neanderthal extinction that rely largely on the notion that the Neanderthals were inferior to anatomically modern humans
and found that none of the hypotheses were supported by the available research.
11 ( ANI ): Researchers have claimed 300,000 years before the emergence of anatomically modern humans
, prehistoric people chose to predominantly live on islands in the flood plains of major rivers.
The new divergent lineage, which was found in an individual who submitted his DNA to Family Tree DNA, a company specializing in DNA analysis to trace family roots, branched from the Y chromosome tree before the first appearance of anatomically modern humans
in the fossil record.
Furthermore, it is doubtful that these south Siberian Neandertals evolved into anatomically modern humans
, as some Russian workers believe.
In 2005, Professor Richards led research published in an article in the journal Science that used mitochondrial DNA evidence to show that anatomically modern humans
dispersed from their Africa homeland via a "southern coastal route" from the Horn and through Arabia, about 60,000 years ago - after the Toba eruption.
Recent genetic studies suggest that Neanderthals may have bred with anatomically modern humans
tens of thousands of years ago in the Middle East, contributing to the modern human gene pool.
The earliest evidence of red-pigment use comes from that time, prior to the evolution of anatomically modern humans
Eswaran says that in 1997, he was "powerfully struck" by the notion that diffusion provides a way to explain a major anthropological mystery--the rise of anatomically modern humans
. After testing a number of mathematical models of diffusion's role in human evolution, Eswaran identified a promising one.
Washington, June 15 ( ANI ): Uranium-series dating has revealed that the practice of cave art in Europe began up to 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, indicating the paintings were created either by the first anatomically modern humans
in Europe or, perhaps, by Neanderthals.
The Oase skull's strange combination of modern and archaic characteristics underscores scientific confusion about how to define anatomically modern humans
, Trinkaus adds.
The humans who arrived in Europe during the Upper Palaeolithic era, Cro-Magnons or anatomically modern humans
, replaced the Neanderthal populations.