DISCOVERY IN BULGARIA ALSO STRENGTHEN THE RESULT
On the other hand, last year, researchers discovered the remains of another people thought to have lived with Neanderthals in the Bacho Kiro cave, 5 km west of the Bulgarian town of Dryanovo. The research published in the journal Nature found that these people lived between 45 thousand 930 and 42 thousand 580 years ago. Analysis of their genomes found that the three oldest people buried in the cave had more than three percent Neanderthal DNA.
The findings of the two studies also support claims that humans lived with them for thousands of years until the Neanderthals became extinct about 40,000 years ago.