Skull From Czech Cave May Contain Oldest Modern Human Genome


Skull From Czech Cave May Contain Oldest Modern Human Genome

A genome sequenced from a modern human skull has been dated at approximately 45,000 years old, making it the oldest discovery of its kind. It’s a significant archaeological discovery, but the use of an unconventional dating method leaves the result in doubt. In a related study, scientists also show that intermixing…

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Tags: Science, Archaeology, Neanderthals, Stone Age, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic, Specimen, Neanderthal, Cosimo Posth, Ishim, Israel Hershkovitz, Hershkovitz, Bacho Kiro, Middle Stone Age, Early Modern Human, Interbreeding Between Archaic And Modern Humans, Mateja Hajdinjak, Ust Ishim Man, Kay Prufer, Neanderthal Extinction

Source:  https://gizmodo.com/skull-from-czech-cave-may-contain-oldest-modern-human-g-1846634437