Science Did humans wipe out the Neanderthals? Maybe not.

Neanderthals and modern humans coexisted for thousands of years, leaving species ample time to swap culture and DNA, finds new research.  

By , LiveScience Contributor

Thomas Higham

Neanderthals went extinct in Europe about 40,000 years ago, giving them millennia to coexist with modern humans culturally and sexually, new findings suggest.