Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coexist on the Iberian Peninsula, suggests re-analysis of dating — ScienceDaily

The meeting between a Neanderthal and one of the first humans, which we used to picture in our minds, did not happen on the Iberian Peninsula. That is the conclusion reached by an scientists after redoing the dating of the remains in three caves located on the route through the Pyrenees of the first beings of our species: L’Arbreda, Labeko Koba and La Viña.

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So the cross breeding between anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals happened outside of Europe, and much earlier than the entry of modern humans into that region, most likely in the middle east based on what I’ve read.

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