Research report 2022 - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Human history from cave sediments

Vernot, Benjamin
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig
Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe für Prähistorische Umweltgenomik
Humans and other species are constantly shedding DNA into their environments. Researchers at the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig developed new methods to extract this human DNA directly from archaeological sediments. We used these methods to fill in the gaps of human history, and discover unknown Neandertal populations.

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