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‘Red Deer Cave people’ may be new species of human

By Ian Sample Stone age remains of people with a penchant for home-cooked venison could represent a new human evolutionary line The fossilised remains of stone age people recovered from two caves in south west China may belong to a new species of human that survived until around the dawn…

European Neanderthals were nearly extinct before modern humans arrived

An international team of researchers has concluded that most of the Neanderthals in Europe died off about 50,000 years ago — some 10,000 years before the arrival of modern humans. It has generally been assumed that modern humans caused the demise of the Neanderthals, either by killing them directly or…