A 2013 retrospective by Clive Finlayson emphasizes the growing mindshare of mixture between ancient groups.
26 Nov 2015
A survey of pollen from the surface of the Shanidar Cave suggests that the pollen concentrations associated with the Shanidar IV skeleton may represent natural, not anthropogenic, accumulations.
12 Oct 2015
Ewen Callaway talks to the Cambridge archaeologist about his ongoing fieldwork in Iraq.
08 Oct 2015
A photo of the famous hashtag from my latest trip to Gibraltar.
01 Oct 2015
The science communication director of the Department of Energy reflects on the echo chamber of science communication.
30 Sep 2015
An article on BBC Earth looks at the 'species' that have shuffled off their mortal hominin coils.
30 Sep 2015
Paige Madison looks into the life of William King, scientist in Ireland who first set Neanderthals apart as a species.
12 Jul 2015
One of the earliest modern human specimens from Europe shows the highest level of Neandertal ancestry yet found.
13 May 2015
An examination of the Krapina faunal collection by Davorka Radovčić and colleagues finds evidence for the use of eagle talons as jewelry.
13 Mar 2015
Two news articles look at our newly humanistic view of Neandertals, one presents the provocative idea that dogs wiped them out.
15 Feb 2015
A historian of science investigates our perceptions of Neandertals as ancestors throughout the last 150 years.
28 Oct 2014
Talking to archaeologists about their work in Gorham's and Vanguard Caves, Gibraltar.
21 Sep 2014
Over 40,000 years, the Neandertals of Gorham's cave were eating local birds.
07 Aug 2014
A photo from the Neandertal historic site.
06 Aug 2014
Carl Zimmer reviews Svante Paabo's new book.
19 Apr 2014
A new study reveals methylation patterns in Neandertal bone cells.
18 Apr 2014
Google Ngram Viewer shows how species names have been more or less used over the years.
24 Mar 2014
A Paleolithic forensic case rules out the other likely suspects for fish-eating at Kudaro 3.
23 Mar 2014
A new paper on microstructure of the Kebara hyoid bone confirms earlier interpretations about talking Neandertals.
03 Mar 2014
A short article reviews the possible implications of yarrow and chamomile consumption at El Sidron.
05 Jan 2014
As ancient genomes begin to roll in, we have trouble figuring out what to call the ancient populations we're discovering.
01 Jan 2014
A high-coverage genome from a new Denisova Cave specimen provides new details about ancient population mixture and modern human origins.
18 Dec 2013
31 Oct 2013
A quick consideration of the use of fossil shell in Neandertal and Magdalenian contexts
17 Jul 2013
A study of barium/calcium ratios in teeth shows a record of breastfeeding in a Neandertal from Scladina, Belgium
25 May 2013
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16 Apr 2013
Morphological comparisons of a late Neandertal reinforce the hypothesis of population mixture in Europe.
31 Mar 2013
Noting the announcement of new data availability from Denisova
20 Mar 2013
A discovery of gene regulation differences in FOXP2 may explain the variation of the gene in recent and archaic people.
29 Jan 2013
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03 Jan 2013
An article about Middle Paleolithic subsistence brings a focus on meat acquisition
01 Jan 2013
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22 Dec 2012
Lab station presenting modern human and Neandertal mandibular features
12 Nov 2012
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16 Oct 2012
The magazine program has segments on Neandertal DNA, language evolution, and Zeray Alemseged
10 Oct 2012
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01 Oct 2012
Human variation in learning and cognition is wide. Does it encompass Neandertals?
23 Sep 2012
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04 Jul 2012
Neandertal genetic information requires us to reinterpret traditional morphological groupings
04 Jul 2012
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12 Mar 2012
Neandertals in western Europe have a recent mtDNA ancestor, pointing to the dynamics within their population.
28 Feb 2012
12 Feb 2012
The intellectual legacy of a hoax and its effect on our view of Neandertals as ancestors
06 Feb 2012
A discovery of red ochre use by ancient Europeans before 250,000 years ago
28 Jan 2012
11 Jan 2012
The long bones of the Atapuerca people double our information about early human statures
10 Jan 2012
A study of the glenoid fossa finds a pattern across the genus Homo, and similarities between a Vindija specimen and more recent humans
07 Jan 2012
17 Dec 2011
We're quantifying the amount of Neandertal ancestry in whole genome data from living people.
10 Dec 2011
A guide to features that distinguish the skulls of Neandertals
05 Dec 2011
Weidenreich's introduction to the Sinanthropus cranial monograph illuminates some issues I'm facing with ancient genomes.
28 Nov 2011
A redating of a maxilla from Kent's Cavern, UK, has a surprising omission
07 Nov 2011
Why do archaeologists always make shellfish gathering sound like news, when we know it's not surprising?
18 Sep 2011
A new paper claims humans and Neandertals were reproductively incompatible. I don't think so.
14 Sep 2011
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18 May 2011
A late Mousterian site near the Arctic circle suggests that Neandertals may have persisted in the far North. But the story may have some holes.
13 May 2011
I disagree with a new story that claims Neandertals disappeared before 40,000 years ago.
10 May 2011
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26 Mar 2011
24 Mar 2011
Wil Roebroeks and Paola Villa claim the archaeological record doesn't provide evidence for systematic fire use in Europe before 400,000 years ago.
14 Mar 2011
02 Mar 2011
My research is outlining regions of human genomes that were derived from Neandertals. Here are some of the methods.
23 Feb 2011
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11 Feb 2011
After Neandertal genes are found in us, I find myself defending the obvious idea that they're Homo sapiens.
07 Feb 2011
21 Jan 2011
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16 Jan 2011
I pick a bone with an author whom I think hasn't acknowledged important prior work.
13 Jan 2011
Our research is looking for evidence of Neandertal similarities within the Denisova genome, including a unique MC1R polymorphism.
09 Jan 2011
04 Jan 2011
01 Jan 2011
A genome from the Altai is revealed as a representative of an ancient hominin population new to science.
22 Dec 2010
Analysis of mtDNA from El Sidron cave shows relationships among the males, presumed to be an ancient group.
21 Dec 2010
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20 Oct 2010
Eruptions in the Caucasus are claimed to explain Neandertal disappearance in that area. I demur.
11 Oct 2010
09 Oct 2010
06 Oct 2010
A 1954 paper expresses a very modern perspective on climate and Neandertal evolution