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All Posts Tagged With: "Neanderthals"

Web-Exclusive Video: Less Spark, More Smolder?

Alan Alda travels to a French cave called Roc de Marsal, where archaeologists are becoming experts on Neanderthal life.

Dec 23rd, 2009 | 1 comment

Expert Blogger: A Spark or an Ember? by John Shea

For John Shea, the way we posed our questions about the human spark got him pondering the evolution of our human uniqueness in a new way.

Dec 10th, 2009 | 8 comments

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In the News: Oldest Musical Instruments

Talk about "oldies" music! Scientists recently uncovered the oldest musical instruments, in the form of carved bone and ivory flutes.

Aug 18th, 2009 | 1 comment

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In the News: Nobel Conference – Who Were the First Humans?

Gustavus Adolphus College hosted a conference last October focused squarely on the idea of “The Human Spark.” We've met with many of the speakers.

Feb 24th, 2009 | 2 comments

Spark Blog: Video: Making of a Fireside Chat Scene

In Arizona, Alan and archeologist Curtis Marean had a fireside chat about how modern humans replaced the Neanderthals. Check out this video to see how the scene was made.

Oct 21st, 2008 | 1 comment

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In the News: Did Early Europeans Interbreed with Neanderthals?

There were thousands of years that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens inhabited the same regions in Europe. How much did these groups intermingle?

Sep 5th, 2008 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: The Big Red Button

Graham Chedd tells the story of what happened at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, where researchers were examining Neanderthal teeth with a high-power x-ray.

Jul 7th, 2008 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Our First Shoot

How long did it take Neanderthals to grow up? Graham Chedd meets with researchers who are using a giant particle accelerator to find an answer to this question.

Jul 4th, 2008 | Comments Off
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