neanderthals

Unicorns

Climate Change Killed the ‘Siberian Unicorn,’ Study Says

This Eurasian giant weighed 7,700 pounds and likely had the largest horn of any rhino, extinct or living.
Becky Ferreira
11.28.18
ancient DNA

DNA From Ancient Skeletons Is Changing What We Know About Our Ancestors

"We should be humble, and not think that our gut impressions of the world around us are reliable."
Shayla Love
3.27.18
Cannibalism

Our Ancestors Engaged in Cannibalism for Fun and Profit, Not Just for Calories

Human flesh isn’t as nutritious as mammoth meat. But our ancestors occasionally ate each other anyway.
Bryson Masse
4.6.17
rhino burgers

Dental Plaque Reveals Some Neanderthals Devoured Rhinos, Others Nibbled on Moss

The Neanderthal medicine cabinet was stocked with pain-killers and antibiotics.
Becky Ferreira
3.8.17
longevity

Evolution is Not What We Thought

The things we thought we understood about Europeans are coming unstuck as we examine the genes of more ancient people.
Gaia Vince
3.7.17
DNA

Neanderthal Inbreeding Made Some Humans Weaker Today

Harmful mutations in Neanderthals' genome left some humans today with a genetic burden.
Sarah Emerson
6.6.16
earth

Human-Borne Diseases May Have Contributed to Neanderthal Extinction

Sorry for the genital herpes, Neanderthals.
Becky Ferreira
4.11.16
paleo

The Original Paleo Diet Was Full of Carbs

In another blow to the idea that our paleolithic ancestors solely survived on berries and gazelle steaks, a new study argues that humans developed their big brains precisely because we ate starches.
Munchies Staff
8.14.15
Science

Human-Neanderthal Lovemaking Was Short-Lived

But the winters that followed it were not most definitely not. Upshot: early Europeans were tough as hell.
Becky Ferreira
11.6.14
food trends

A Prehistoric Poo Made Me Think About the Paleo Diet

A recently discovered fossilized turd suggests that early humans ate their veggies with their meat. Perhaps the paleo crowd had it right all along, but should we really follow early man's example, considering the neanderthals went extinct?
Matthew Zuras
7.2.14
POOP

The Oldest Human Poop Ever Discovered Reveals What Neanderthals Ate

The 50,000-year-old sample was collected by hand.
Jason Koebler
6.25.14
Science

Neanderthals Weren't Dumb

There's nothing in the fossil record or in archaeological finds that suggests Neanderthals were in any way inferior to modern humans of the time.
Jason Koebler
4.30.14
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