The general assumption is that only modern humans were capable of creating art. But scientists believe that a series of cave paintings in Spain originated 64,000 years ago. Were they made by Neanderthals?
A renowned Ethiopian paleoanthropologist has called the finding a "game changer." Scientists believe the finding could close the gap between the oldest human ancestors and the species famously represented by Lucy.
Neanderthals created decorative objects and cave paintings thousands of years before our Homo sapiens ancestors, according to landmark finds. The two human species apparently had the same cognitive abilities.
Scientists say they have found the remains of a prehistoric female with a Neanderthal mother and whose father was one of the Denisovans. It marks the first time a direct offspring of the two has been found.
A long-lost cousin of Homo sapiens has been discovered in a cave in the Philippines. The previously unknown species makes our understanding of evolution "messier, more complicated and a whole lot more interesting."
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