Early human relative lived at same time as Homo sapiens and could have made stone tools, scientists suggest

Tests on the material found the bones to be between 335,000 and 236,000 years old, making them far younger than many scientists had expected. “It means that this species of primitive hominid was actually around at the same time as Homo sapiens,” said Lee Berger, the lead scientist at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg
“This is astonishingly young for a species that still displays primitive characteristics found in fossils about two million years old,” said Chris Stringer at the Natural History Museum in London, who was not involved in the research.