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October 16, 2020

Did modern humans and Neanderthals live in the same neighborhood?

A discovery in a Portuguese cave shows modern humans arrived in the westernmost part of Europe about 5000 years earlier than previously known -- at a time when Neanderthals were thought to be present in the region. What stories do the ancient tools and bones the archaeologists found tell? Did modern humans and Neanderthals live in the same neighborhood and interact, and what might that mean to us?

Credit: University of Louisville/Jonathan Haws/National Science Foundation

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