Ancient human ancestors had Neanderthal ears

Ancient human ancestors had Neanderthal ears

ST. LOUIS, July 8 (UPI) --Skulls of ancient humans in China reveal inner ears characteristic of Neanderthals, further evidence of ancient interbreeding.
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Fossil hints at human inbreeding

Fossil hints at human inbreeding

ST. LOUIS, March 18 (UPI) -- An ancient human skull found in China suggests inbreeding might well have been common among our ancestors, Chinese and U.S. researchers say.

Neanderthals' link to early humans studied

ST. LOUIS, April 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher has determined Neanderthals influenced the early modern humans that succeeded them.

Scientists study 40,000-year-old skeleton

BEIJING, April 3 (UPI) -- Scientists have determined a skeleton found in China is that of a 40,000-year-old early modern human and one of the oldest ever found in eastern Eurasia.

Human, Neanderthal interbreeding reported

BUCHAREST, Romania, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Romanian and U.S. scientists have found evidence modern humans and Neanderthals interbred as Homo sapiens spread across Europe 35,000 years ago.

A new way of looking at Neanderthals

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher says that the big question is not why Neanderthals are different from modern humans but why modern humans are so different.

Neanderthal/human relationship questioned

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The debate over the relationship between Neanderthals and modern humans is taking on new virulence amid a collection of new evidence.

Supportive shoes date to 40,000 years

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Modern-type supportive shoes came into existence between 26,000 and 40,000 years ago, a Washington University professor has determined.

Ancestors wore shoes some 26,000 years ago

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The first supportive footwear came into use in western Eurasia between 26,000 and 30,000 years ago, says a study by Washington University in St. Louis.

Erik Trinkaus, PhD, (December 24, 1948) is a prominent paleoanthropologist and expert on Neanderthal biology and human evolution. Trinkaus researches the evolution of the species Homo sapiens and recent human diversity, focusing on the paleoanthropology and emergence of late archaic and early modern humans, and the subsequent evolution of 'anatomically modern' humanity. Trinkaus is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a contributor to publications including Natural History and Scientific American, and is frequently quoted in the popular media. Trinkaus is the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Physical Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis

Trinkaus received his bachelor of arts degree in Art History and Physics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and his master's and PhD degrees in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, the latter in 1975.

Trinkaus' research has been a major contributor to current debates about human origins. Trinkaus supports theories related to various forms of multiregional evolution, a hypothesis held by a minority of scholars in the field of human evolution. Based on analysis of early human fossils from Europe, Trinkaus suggests that Neanderthals have made significant contributions to the gene pool of modern Europeans.

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