Tools used by Neanderthals unearthed

Archaeologists unearthed 171000-year-old tools attributed to the Neanderthals at Poggetti Vecchi, Grosseto, Central Italy. The findings provide evidence that the Neanderthals used fire to craft them.

Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA samples extracted from sediments

A new technique developed by an international team allowed to trace the remains of groups of hominids in sediments even in caves or in strata which have no skeletal remains. the researchers analysed 85 samples of sediments from the Pleistocene, between 550000 and 14000 years ago, from eight Eurasian caves, including El Sidrón (Spain) and Denisova Cave (Russia).