A new paper claims that Neanderthal technology was just as good as that made by contemporary humans; so can’t explain why they died out but we did not.
Studies of 7,000 year old endocasts have revealed that whilst our brain as a whole has been shrinking our frontal lobe – the bit of the brain linked to language – has actually been increasing in size
Archaeologists have found an engraved rock that appears to be a map of the surrounding landscape
A team of researchers note that our hands still appear to be evolving
Not all Neanderthal genes were beneficial. Turns out some cause disease
Gorillas have human feet, a “fact” creationists seem intent on repeating
Humans and Neanderthals interbred. Some of the genes we inherited from this union appear to have helped Europeans adapt to the new environment they found themselves in
We thought Neanderthal technology didn’t really increase in complexity over time. But a new way of measuring technological complexity suggests it did after all.
The styloid process evolved earlier than we previously thought, which apparently disproves human evolution
We often assume that this common ancestor (and early members of our family for that matter) was very chimp like. However, research indicates that more genes have undergone positive selection in chimps than in humans.