I believe God gave us the intelligence to figure out what parts of the bible are to be taken literally and what parts not. We now know that Homo Sapiens have existed for at least 300,000 years. Most YECs leaders concede that an historical Adam and Eve can't be stretched back to more than 10,000 years BC. So, no, if Adam and Eve existed historically, which I do not believe, then they can't possibly have been the first Homo Sapiens.
I'll read that article, but the current scientific consensus is that Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosome Adam are separated by at least 100,000 years.