Hominin fossils examined from South Africa suggest early humans and chimpanzees had similar hearing patterns, with some slight differences in the direction of humans. This is a preferable auditory system for people living in the savanna and communicating within a short range.
So what happened to the Neanderthals? That's been a question on a lot of experts' minds ever since it was first determined that the human-like sub-species vanished from the face of the Earth some 40,000 years ago. One popular theory was that near-modern humans simply bullied them into extinction with a superior intellect, ingenuity, and weapon-craft. Now, experts have found strong evidence that strongly disputes that claim.
A bizarre new study shows that Neanderthals used to beat up their deceased brethren, cutting, beating and fracturing their bones as part of some strange ritual.
The reason why Neanderthals no longer walk the Earth has long remained a mystery, and now one group of scientists is taking a closer look at a major volcanic eruption that may have, at least in part, wiped out our early human ancestors.
Neanderthals may have seemed brutish and dumb, but they certainly had style. A new study has shown that before the prehistoric humanoids mysteriously disappeared from the face of the Earth, they were wearing eagle talons as jewelry on their bodies.
Neanderthals may have disappeared from Europe earlier than previously thought, according to new research.
An ancient skull, dating back 55,000 years, that was recently discovered in a northern Israel cave is shedding light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa, linking their movements with Neanderthals, a new study shows.
It would seem that Stone Age humans weren't all that more advanced than Neanderthals despite previous belief, as a new study shows they were smart enough to make multi-purpose bone tools.
Exactly why the Neanderthals were wiped out remains a mystery, but now a new study says that a volcanic eruption, one possible theory, is likely not to blame for the demise of these human ancestors.
In a shocking new study, Neanderthal noses revealed that our ancient relatives were in fact not a sub-species of modern humans, distinctly separate in their own right.
Researchers now have a better idea of when exactly humans and Neanderthals first started hooking up, potentially revealing details about the disappearance and migration patterns of these long-gone relatives.
Neanderthals were not as slow and dumb as some believe. Researchers have recently uncovered evidence that suggests that the ancient sub-humans had more than enough cunning to hunt and catch wild pigeons.
Despite common belief, Neanderthals were just as intelligent as today's modern humans.
An international team of university researchers has concluded that a meeting between a Neanderthal and one of the first humans did not take place on the Iberian Peninsula.