Tag Archives: Archaeology

Scientists discover Neanderthal skeleton that hints at flower burial | Science

The remains of the skeleton discovered.

A Neanderthal skeleton unearthed in an Iraqi cave, already famous for fossils of these cousins of our species, is providing fresh evidence that they buried their dead – and intriguing clues that flowers may have been used in such rituals. Scientists said they had discovered the well-preserved upper body skeleton …

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Scientists find evidence of ‘ghost population’ of ancient humans | Science

Scientists have found evidence for a mysterious “ghost population” of ancient humans that lived in Africa about half a million years ago and whose genes live on in people today. Traces of the unknown ancestor emerged when researchers analysed genomes from west African populations and found that up to a …

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