Europe’s Neanderthals died out earlier than thought

DNA analysis shows that Neanderthals (right) and modern humans (left) coexisted and interbred in Western Asia, and that they probably had cultural contact in Europe as well.

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Neanderthals, the heavy-browed relatives of modern humans, spread out across Europe and Asia about 200,000 years ago. But when did they die out?

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