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Neanderthal big eyes 'caused demise'
A study of Neanderthal skulls suggests that they became extinct because they had larger eyes than our species.
Last-stand Neanderthals queried
Radiocarbon studies question whether a late Neanderthal population really did hang on in southern Spain long after the species died out in the rest of Europe.
Recreating Neanderthal man
A little over 100 years ago, a discovery in France paved the way for how we look at prehistoric history today.
Neanderthals 'harvested feathers'
Our evolutionary cousins the Neanderthals were harvesting feathers from birds to use as personal ornaments, according to a new study.
Neanderthal breeding idea doubted
A new study casts doubt on the finding from recent genome studies that modern humans and Neanderthals interbred.
New clue to Neanderthal wipe-out
Neanderthals were already on the verge of extinction by the time modern humans appeared in the frame, according to a study.
Neanderthal sex boost to immunity
Sexual relations between ancient humans and their evolutionary cousins were critical in boosting our modern immune systems, say scientists.
Jersey's Neanderthal survival story
New investigations are revealing a Neanderthal success story at La Cotte de St Brelade that spans over a quarter of a million years.
Neanderthals 'cooked vegetables'
Neanderthals cooked and ate plants and vegetables, a new study of their remains reveals.
Ancient family was cannibalised
Archaeologists in Spain have unearthed the remains of a possible family of 12 Neanderthals who were cannibalised some 49,000 years ago.
'Complexity' of Neanderthal tools
Early stone tools developed by modern humans were no more advanced than ones used by the Neanderthals, research shows.
Did climate kill off the Neanderthals?
Did a downturn in climate thousands of years ago kill off our closest evolutionary relatives?
Neanderthals 'distinct from us'
Scientists studying the DNA of Neanderthals say they can find no evidence that this ancient species ever interbred with modern humans.
So we're part Neanderthal. What now?
Some of our genetic make-up is derived from our ancient evolutionary cousins, the Neanderthals, the latest research has shown. What are the implications?
To mate, or not to mate: The Neanderthal question
Professor Clive Finlayson looks into the much-debated subject of Neanderthal mating.
Humans 'got to Asia much earlier'
Our ancestors got out of Africa and spread all the way to East Asia much earlier than believed, say scientists.
Neanderthals were 'keen on tech'
Neanderthals were keen on innovation and technology and developed tools all on their own, scientists say.
Neanderthal genes 'survive in us'
Many people alive today possess some Neanderthal ancestry, according to a landmark scientific study.
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