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Cave where three human species lived: Homo sapiens, Neandertal and Denisovians

Gains in DNA Are Speeding Research Into Human Origins

The tip of a girl’s pinky finger found in a cold Siberian cave, paired with faster and cheaper genetic sequencing technology, is helping scientists draw a surprisingly complex new picture of human origins.

A Neanderthal living 120,000 years ago had a cancer that is common today, according to a fossil study. A fossilised Neanderthal rib found in a shallow cave at Krapina, Croatia, shows signs of a bone tumour. The discovery is the oldest evidence yet of a tumour in the human fossil record, say US scientists

Neanderthal clues to cancer origins

Neanderthal rib bone shows evidence of cancer. Fossils indicate series disease in Neanderthal fossil specimen.

Archaeologists have discovered a "trove" of neanderthal bones in Greece   The archaeological deposits of the cave date back to between about 39,000 and 100,000 years ago to the Middle Paleolithic period. During the height of the ice age, the area still possessed a mild climate and supported a wide range of wildlife...

Archaeologists have discovered a "trove" of neanderthal bones in Greece

A trove of Neanderthal fossils including bones of children and adults, discovered in a cave in Greece hints the area may have been a key crossroad for ancient humans, researchers say.

New tests show that these crude Spanish cave paintings of a red sphere and handprints are the oldest in the world.

World's oldest cave paintings discovered in Spain - and they may have been painted by Neanderthals

The panel of hands, El Castillo Cave, Spain. A hand stencil has been dated to years old, making it one of the oldest examples of cave art in Europe. (Courtesy of Pedro Saura)

Neanderthal vs Home sapien.

Side by Side With an Ancient Relative -- For the first time, a full Neanderthal skeleton has been assembled, using casts made from fossils. Here are key differences between it and modern humans.

Cave of El Castillo - Bing Images

Cave of El Castillo - Bing Images

Cave of El Castillo - Bing Images

Cave of El Castillo - Bing Images

The only fossil evidence of Denisovans found to date is this tooth, another molar and the finger bone used in the recent study to sequence the genome. (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology/Science)

Genome of Denisovan cave girl sheds light on human ancestry

Genome of Denisovan cave girl sheds light on human ancestry. The only fossil evidence of Denisovans found to date is this tooth, another molar & the finger bone used in the recent study to sequence the genome

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