Our long time member Tirademan (R.I.P. Scott McClean) compiled this extensive archive of Sasquatch related newspaper articles and donated it to the BFF before his passing. The earliest articles in this collection are from 1818 in Florida, 1877 (Australia), 1884 (Canada) and 1764 (Europe).
I'm thinking SWWASAS is referring to modern Humans which didn't arrive in Europe until 40,000 years ago. They were in Africa and the Levant before that. And you are correct, remains are found in Europe and elsewhere, but those remains were from other branches of Humans, not the 200,000 year old Cro-Magnons who were our direct ancestors
Sorry, this is going back quite a bit in this thread, and you may now already be aware that there have been remains much older than 130,000 years found in Europe! Many examples are cited in this wikipedia article for instance.
Are you sure that's her thumb and not part of the background? I feel like, if that was her thumb, someone would have noticed and pointed it out by now. I've never seen it mentioned before. Look at the first two panels on your image; whatever that is stays at the exact same angle even though the rest of the arm and hand are moving.