Neanderthals and Modern Humans Mingled for Millennia
New, more accurate radiocarbon dating is rewriting the history of modern humans and Neanderthals, suggesting that the two cultures co-existed in Europe for nearly 5,000 years before the Neanderthals disappeared. The findings appear in the journal Nature. William Davies, an archaeologist at the University of Southampton, discusses the potential exchange of ideas and cultural practices between the two groups.
William Davies is an associate professor in the department of archaeology at the University of Southampton in Southampton, United Kingdom.