The Broken Hill fossil’s age suggests the hominid lived at the same time as Homo sapiens.
Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms (Heritagedaily 04/02/20))
In recent years, scientists have uncovered evidence that modern humans and Neanderthals share a tangled past.
Two studies of ancient humans have shed new light on the last common ancestor we share with Neanderthals. An extinct species that was once in the frame now looks unlikely to be the one. Another now seems more plausible, but it may only be related to the ancestor.