From the Daily Mail:
Re-examination of a 100,000-year-old human skull found 35 years ago in Northern China suggests they were closer than thought in physiology to Neanderthals.
A study has revealed the surprising presence of an inner-ear formation long thought to occur only in Neanderthals.
And it lends further credence to the theory that Neanderthals were wiped out through interbreeding with other humans.
Study co-author Erik Trinkaus, PhD, a physical anthropology professor at Washington University in St. Louis, said the discovery 'places into question' how humans from the Pleistocene period (2.6 million to 11,700 years ago) dispersed.
'It suggests, instead, that the later phases of human evolution were more of a labyrinth of biology and peoples than simple lines on maps would suggest,' he said.Genesis 6:2?