Interesting article about a prehistoric skull found in North Israel may finally prove that Neanderthals and modern humans lived together.
“It is the first direct fossil evidence that modern humans and Neanderthals inhabited the same area at the same time,” said paleontologist Bruce Latimer of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
“The co-existence of these two populations in a confined geographic region at the same time that genetic models predict interbreeding promotes the notion that interbreeding may have occurred in the Levant region,” Tel Aviv University anthropologist Israel Hershkovitz said.
I love discoveries like this. It makes me wonder if we’ll ever really know the full story of how we came to be.