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WAS ANCIENT NEGEV A PLACE OF COEXISTENCE BETWEEN WATCHER’S CREATIONS AND HUMANS?

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Research carried out by  Prof. Elisabetta Boaretto of the Weizmann Institute of Science and Dr. Omry Barzilai of the Israel Antiquities Authority was published on Wednesday in the prestigious scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Based on re-excavation of the important prehistoric site of Boker Tachtit in Ein Avdat National Park located in the central Negev has identified a clearly defined area where Neanderthals and modern humans existed at the same time. The researchers theorized that the species first met in the Negev 50,000 years ago. Genetic studies suggest that modern humans and Neanderthals met in the distant past in the geographical region of Eurasia (which includes Israel) and even exchanged genes. However, the exact time and place of these encounters have remained unknown, until now. The recent study claims to provide the first concrete proof for the coexistence of the two cultures in the Middle East… (READ MORE)

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