Neanderthals and Modern People Were Neighbours for Thousands of Years

Human remnants found at the Spy Cave (Belgium) in 1886. (Foto: P. Semal, KBIN)
20/08/2014
Neanderthals and Modern People Were Neighbours for Thousands of Years
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Reinout Verbeke

Neanderthals and modern humans used to be living closeby for thousands of years. This has been calculated by an international team of scientists by reconsidering the dates of Neanderthal sites by means of a new method. The study in Nature implies that both populations have had enough time to exchange their genes and cultures. The investigation also shows that remains from the Belgian Spy are the youngest remnants of Neanderthals.

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