The fossilized print, found in Gibraltar, is said to date to 28,000 years ago, which might mean it belonged to a Neandertal. But not everyone agrees with that interpretation.
By Kate Wong, Scientific American
A new ancient DNA study reports the first known person to have had parents of two different species.
By Michelle Langley, The Conversation
To better understand the historical motivations of cannibalism, a new study looks into the nutritional value of human body parts.
By Nsikan Akpan
If you are suffering from type 2 diabetes, Crohn's disease, lupus, biliary cirrhosis, or you simply can't kick your smoking habit, you may be able to blame your Neanderthal ancestors.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
In the top science news of 2006, scientists mapped sections of the genetic code of Neanderthals, discovered that arctic ice is melting at a faster rate than before, and found clues about the origin of the solar system by examining…
By PBS NewsHour
Scientists announced Wednesday that they had mapped sections of the Neanderthal genetic code, using DNA extracted from a 38,000-year-old fossilized femur bone found in a Croatian cave.
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