It’s enough to make a Pleistocene racist have a heart attack: Neanderthals making love to Humans, Humans making love to Denisovans, Neanderthals and Denisovans, and more! from John Hawks: The picture of Pleistocene human evolution has come rapidly into focus during the last two years. Before the last 30,000 years, the world was full of… [Read More]
As part of the new 102nd Four Stone Hearth, a piece by Julien Riel-Salvatore explaining his new paper about how Neanderthals were much more advanced than previously thought has caught fire. And why not? Neanderthals have had a long history of being derided as the dumb jocks of the humanoid evolutionary line. They had the… [Read More]
Kyle Munkittrick thinks so. John Hawks isn’t so sure: Of course today this is all just idle talk. Someone who’s talking about other extinct species, I don’t take very seriously. We’re talking about an ancient population of humans here. Not like quaggas; more like Tasmanians — a group of people whose culture hasn’t survived, and… [Read More]
This is about as cool as it gets: In the 7 May 2010 issue of Science, Green et al. report a draft sequence of the Neandertal genome composed of over 3 billion nucleotides from three individuals, and compare it with the genomes of five modern humans. A companion paper by Burbano et al. describes a… [Read More]
Ever wondered what Neandertal music sounded like? A musical experience with a difference is being previewed at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff – an attempt to recreate the sound of the Neanderthals. Jazz composer Simon Thorne was given the task of creating the “soundscape” to provide a musical backdrop to some of the ancient… [Read More]
Did competition between humans and Neanderthal’s in the same ecological niche lead to the extinction of the Neanderthal’s?
If you speak Spanish, this Neanderthal blog looks cool … I don’t, so I must drool from the sidelines. Kinda like this guy: