MachineMachine /stream - tagged with neanderthals https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Our Neanderthal Complex - Issue 18: Genius - Nautilus]]> http://nautil.us/issue/18/genius/our-neanderthal-complex

In August 1856, limestone quarry workers blasting out the entrance to the Feldhofer grotto in the Neander Valley of west-central Germany found a set of skeletal remains.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:01:45 -0700 http://nautil.us/issue/18/genius/our-neanderthal-complex
<![CDATA['Hobbit' species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds | Science | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/21/hobbit-species-did-not-evolve-from-ancestor-of-modern-humans-research-finds

Researchers who studied the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, say their findings should end a popular theory that it evolved from an ancestor of modern humans.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:01:31 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/21/hobbit-species-did-not-evolve-from-ancestor-of-modern-humans-research-finds
<![CDATA[Cloning the neandertal: only a matter of time and resources]]> https://medium.com/@ScienceEditor/cloning-the-neandertal-only-a-matter-of-time-and-resources-b8ea9fa027b0

Scientists are debating about a possible return of the Neanderthal. With stem cell technology breaking through elsewhere and a complete sequence of the Neanderthal genome at hand, it’s seemingly only a matter of time or resources… This article was originally published on pionic.

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:54:41 -0700 https://medium.com/@ScienceEditor/cloning-the-neandertal-only-a-matter-of-time-and-resources-b8ea9fa027b0
<![CDATA[Neanderthals Were People, Too]]> https://www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2017%2F01%2F11%2Fmagazine%2Fneanderthals-were-people-too.html%3F_r%3D1

Joachim Neander was a 17th-century Calvinist theologian who often hiked through a valley outside Düsseldorf, Germany, writing hymns. Neander understood everything around him as a manifestation of the Lord’s will and work. There was no room in his worldview for randomness, only purpose and praise.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:50:50 -0800 https://www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2017%2F01%2F11%2Fmagazine%2Fneanderthals-were-people-too.html%3F_r%3D1
<![CDATA[Neanderthals were stereotyped as savages for a century — all because of one French scientist - Vox]]> http://www.vox.com/2016/9/20/12968814/neanderthals-savages-stereotype-boule

When anthropologists discover a new set of hominid fossils, the first questions are obvious: What is this creature? Where does it fit in on the evolutionary tree? But it has to be hard not to look into the hollow eye sockets and also wonder: Were you more like me — or more like an animal?

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:38:11 -0700 http://www.vox.com/2016/9/20/12968814/neanderthals-savages-stereotype-boule
<![CDATA[Are Humans the Greatest Things Made by the Human Hand? - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus]]> http://nautil.us/blog/are-humans-the-greatest-things-made-by-the-human-hand

What a waste are two thumbs on the space bar. There they sit, nearly flaccid, punctuating the end of each word, awaiting the call to crack stone or to use sharp flakes to incise wood. It is easy to think of other traits as making us human.

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Mon, 09 May 2016 01:16:29 -0700 http://nautil.us/blog/are-humans-the-greatest-things-made-by-the-human-hand
<![CDATA[Did Humans Drive "Hobbit" Species to Extinction? - Scientific American]]> http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/did-humans-drive-hobbit-species-to-extinction/ ]]> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 06:02:53 -0700 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/did-humans-drive-hobbit-species-to-extinction/ <![CDATA[The Neanderthals, the Denisovans and Us]]> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/27/opinion/international/the-neanderthals-the-denisovans-and-us.html?_r=1

It’s been nearly 160 years since we Homo sapiens, or “wise people,” first got an inkling through Charles Darwin and the discovery of Neanderthal remains that we are just another evolving species on this planet.

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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:35:37 -0700 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/27/opinion/international/the-neanderthals-the-denisovans-and-us.html?_r=1
<![CDATA[Ancestors of Modern Humans Interbred With Extinct Hominins, Study Finds]]> http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/science/neanderthals-interbred-with-humans-denisovans.html?_r=3

The ancestors of modern humans interbred with Neanderthals and another extinct line of humans known as the Denisovans at least four times in the course of prehistory, according to an analysis of global genomes published Thursday in the journal Science.

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Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:42:25 -0700 http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/science/neanderthals-interbred-with-humans-denisovans.html?_r=3
<![CDATA[Meat eating accelerated face evolution]]> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35766760

Eating raw meat and making stone tools may be behind the smaller teeth and faces of humans compared with their ancient relatives. Meat and tools, not the advent of cooking, was the trigger that freed early humans to develop a smaller chewing apparatus, a study suggests.

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:05:03 -0700 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35766760
<![CDATA[BBC World Service - Exchanges at the Frontier, The Search for Neanderthal Genes, Why are we so interested in Neanderthals?]]> http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m90f9

Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Svante Paabo sequenced Neanderthal genes but what does it tell us about modern humans?

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:56:46 -0700 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m90f9
<![CDATA[Ancient Humans May Have Left a Genetic Mark on Neanderthals Carl Zimmer Carl Zimmer]]> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/science/ancient-humans-may-have-left-a-genetic-mark-on-neanderthals.html?_r=1

In 1997, scientists found the first scrap of Neanderthal DNA in a fossil. Since then, they have recovered genetic material, even entire genomes, from a number of Neanderthal bones, and their investigations have yielded a remarkable surprise: Today, 1 to 2 percent of the DNA in non-African people comes from Neanderthals.

That genetic legacy is the result of interbreeding roughly 50,000 years ago between Neanderthals and the common ancestors of Europeans and Asians. Recent studies suggest that Neanderthal genes even influence human health today, contributing to conditions from allergies to depression.

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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:50:17 -0800 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/science/ancient-humans-may-have-left-a-genetic-mark-on-neanderthals.html?_r=1
<![CDATA[Neanderthal extinction driven by cultural level of modern humans]]> http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/neanderthal-extinction-driven-by-cultural-level-modern-humans-1541272

Neanderthals were driven to extinction by competition with modern humans – with the latter's "higher culture level" giving them a competitive edge that pushed the species to extinction.

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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 08:17:59 -0800 http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/neanderthal-extinction-driven-by-cultural-level-modern-humans-1541272
<![CDATA[Mystery 'hobbits' not humans like us, study finds - Telegraph]]> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/evolution/12159022/Mystery-hobbits-not-humans-like-us-study-finds.html

Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island some 15,000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study published Monday that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.

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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 08:14:28 -0800 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/evolution/12159022/Mystery-hobbits-not-humans-like-us-study-finds.html
<![CDATA[Computer simulation fills in the blanks of Neanderthal extinction | Ars Technica]]> http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/02/computer-simulation-fills-in-the-blanks-of-neanderthal-extinction/

For a long time, archaeologists have suggested that modern humans wiped out Neanderthals because we had greater technological and cultural development, which allowed us to find and exploit resources more readily than Neanderthals did.

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:43:26 -0800 http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/02/computer-simulation-fills-in-the-blanks-of-neanderthal-extinction/
<![CDATA[Humans Broke Off Neanderthal Sex After Discovering Eurasia]]> http://www.livescience.com/23730-neanderthals-modern-humans-interbreeding.html?adbid=668101832435109888&adbpl=tw&adbpr=146469194&li_medium=more-from-livescience&li_source=LI

The last sex between Neanderthals and modern humans likely occurred as recently as 47,000 years ago, suggests research detailed online Oct.

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Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:39:14 -0800 http://www.livescience.com/23730-neanderthals-modern-humans-interbreeding.html?adbid=668101832435109888&adbpl=tw&adbpr=146469194&li_medium=more-from-livescience&li_source=LI
<![CDATA[Neandertal Perfume Dark & Neandertal Perfume Light Offer a Contemporary Whiff of Prehistory (2015) {New Perfumes} - The Scented Salamander: Perfume & Beauty Blog & Webzine]]> http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/2015/10/neandertal_perfumes.html

Confidential and new British fragrance label Neandertal have brought to fruition the central project they've been working on, whose aim is to recreate the possible scents that Neanderthales knew, transposed to modern days. Wait. What? This is about a historical fantasy.

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015 09:35:23 -0700 http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/2015/10/neandertal_perfumes.html
<![CDATA[Homo naledi: new species of ancient human discovered, claim scientists | Science | The Guardian]]> http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/10/new-species-of-ancient-human-discovered-claim-scientists

Explorers happened upon the bones after squeezing through a fissure high up in the rear wall of the Rising Star cave, 50km from Johannesburg, before descending down a long, narrow chute to the chamber floor 40 metres beneath the surface.

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Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:38:16 -0700 http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/10/new-species-of-ancient-human-discovered-claim-scientists
<![CDATA[The Theological Questions Raised by the Homo Naledi Fossils - The Atlantic]]> http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/09/do-neanderthals-have-souls/406246/

Earlier this month, scientists working in South Africa made an exciting announcement: They had discovered a new species of human ancestor.

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Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:38:04 -0700 http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/09/do-neanderthals-have-souls/406246/
<![CDATA[If We Cloned Early Humans, Should We Put Them in a Zoo or a School?]]> http://io9.com/if-we-cloned-early-humans-should-we-put-them-in-a-zoo-1718953915

Let’s say someone successfully cloned human ancestors. Then what? Are they like chimps, to be put in a zoo or a nature reserve? Do they need carers? Should we enroll them in kindergarten? What do fossils tell us about how early humans would fit in with modern ones?

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:51:55 -0700 http://io9.com/if-we-cloned-early-humans-should-we-put-them-in-a-zoo-1718953915