According to new research from the University of Sheffield, ‘Adam’ walked the earth 209,000 years ago, 9,000 earlier than scientists commonly thought.
Above: Otto Mueller (1874-1930), Adam and Eve.
Their findings suggest that ‘Adam’ lived in the same time frame as ‘Eve’.
Dr Eran Elhaik told MailOnline : ‘We can say with some certainty that modern humans emerged in Africa a little over 200,000 years ago. ‘It is obvious that modern humans did not interbreed with hominins living over 500,000 years ago. It is also clear that there was no single “Adam” and “Eve” but rather groups of “Adams” and “Eves” living side by side and wandering together in our world.’