I'm looking for a short story about neanderthals living quietly with us. I recall they were off-grid in urban areas. A charismatic male and partner. Probably written in the 70's
The Alley Man is a short story by Phillip Jose Farmer
Its about a junkman named Old Man Paley who may be the last Neanderthal alive.
He lives on the outskirts of a city with two women, earning a living by going through trash, when he is discovered by an grad student named Dorothy