New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

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Modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought, a study suggests.

The most comprehensive dating of Neanderthal bones and tools ever carried out suggests that the two species lived side-by-side for up to 5,000 years.

The new evidence suggests that the two groups may even have exchanged ideas and culture, say the researchers.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28693371#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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