Ancestral relations

Ancestral relations

The recent discovery of 800,000-year-old fossils may provide an insight into the last common ancestor of modern humans and Neanderthals

For want of iodine

For want of iodine

An iodine-deficient diet may be responsible for the Neanderthals' disappearance

No blood relation

No blood relation

Research has revealed that modern humankind has no genetic link with the Neanderthal people

The first humans

The first humans

Were the Neandertals our ancestors or a different species? Experts have unearthed intriguing aspects of the lives of these intelligent and compassionate creatures

In the past lies the future

From being a romantic quest for treasures and lost civilisations, archaeology has now come down to earth, increasingly associated with reconstructing the apparently esoteric: the thought processes of ancient peoples. But travelling through the maze of time is replete with challenges

In the past lies the future

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