An orangutan and a neanderthal face

Podcast Episode 90 l Our two cousins: A neanderthal and an orangutan

We are discussing two different amazing news items in today's podcast. We have the reconstruction of the face of a 75,000-year-old female Neanderthal and then we learn about an orangutan who healed it...

Remains of the castle in Korolevo, close to the site. Катерина Байдужа/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

The first Europeans were in Ukraine 1.4 million years ago

The first Europeans were in Ukraine 1.4 million years ago, at a site on the Tysa River in western Ukraine known as Korolevo. according to a new analysis.

Homo neanderthalensis cranium (Tabun 1) © The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London

New fossil dating techniques change human evolution timeline

New fossil dating techniques have been used that have changed the human evolution timeline from what we had previously thought.

Bodo cranium. Homo bodoensis. posted by

A new name for an ancient human l Homo bodoensis

Scientists have recently given a new name to one of our ancient direct human ancestors calling it Homo bodoensis. This species of hominin lived during the Middle Pleistocene (now called Chibanian) bet...

Collage of carvings on deer bones by Neanderthals from 51,000 years ago and image showing the formation and evolution of the first stars and galaxies in a virtual universe similar to our own. Posted by 360 on History

Podcast Episode 37 l Ancient Humans and Ancient Stars

We are talking about two things today, one from thousands of years ago and the other millions of years. First we talk about ancient carvings made by Neanderthals, and then about the age of the oldest ...

The Nesher Ramla human mandible on left and parietal bone on right. 360 on History

Fossils of Unknown Species of Ancient Humans Found in Israel and China

Fossils of previously unknown species of Ancient Human have been found in Israel & China, that could potentially change the story of our evolution. One is closer to Neanderthals, the other to Homo sap...

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Neanderthals and Denisovans – Not savage brutes after all

Neanderthals & Denisovans are not savage brutes afer all. DNA & other discoveries show they contributed to our evolution & had culture. We share a common ancestor with them and early humans interbred ...

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Denisovans and extinct sub-Saharan ghost populations

Anthropology Blog - It seems there were three Denisovan lineages and that we may have interbred with an extinct ghost African basal population.