December 18, 2013 The DNA from a 50,000-year-old Neanderthal bone found in a cave in Siberia is more evidence that genetic mixing took place among Neanderthals and other hominid groups. One researcher hopes to use such evidence to help compile a catalog of the genetic changes that make modern humans unique.
September 16, 2012 Scientists and officials from Gibraltar are backing an idea to construct a Neanderthal-themed park.
September 13, 2012 It sounds like a straightforward question: When did we become human? But as commentator and anthropologist Barbara J. King suggests, the answers are multiple and entangled. An African archaeological site dated to 100,000 years ago holds some clues.
March 22, 2012 Our evolutionary cousins the Neanderthals weren't primitive "cave-people." They buried their dead and wore jewelry. For long periods, they co-existed with Homo sapiens. What must it have been like, when two kinds of humans walked the Earth at the same time?
February 3, 2011 Understandings of human origins have undergone many seismic shifts since the accounts in Genesis and other sacred texts, but several findings this year might well be described as > 7 on the Richter scale.