Stable isotope analysis of Neanderthal teeth reveal their childhood was surprisingly similar to our own; although it probably had more lead than they liked
Research into the Cradle of Humankind have found that there’s big gaps in the data, meaning there probably is a missing link out there.
Around 3 million years ago humans were basically just upright apes. Hence their name Australopithecus, which just means “southern ape”. However, children from back then took this to the extreme; sharing more features with other apes than their parents did1. See, there were still a few features that identified 3 million-year-old Read more…
Over the past 4 million years our mouth changed a lot, but the speed and scope of this change has been unknown. New research sheds light on this mystery.