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Microscopic study yields intriguing ancient Denisovan secrets

Microscopic study yields intriguing ancient Denisovan secrets

Micromorphology can help identify areas of sedimentary deposit that are most conducive to ancient DNA preservation and could be usefully integrated with DNA analyses of sediments at archaeological sites to illuminate features of their human and…

Is this study checkmate for the Anatolian hypothesis?

Is this study checkmate for the Anatolian hypothesis?

Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Broad Institute researcher David Reich commented on the oldest ancient DNA Study made about the prehistory of South and Central Asia and arguesed: We can rule out a large-scale spread of farmers with Anatolian…

Using hominin introgression to trace Homo Sapiens

Using hominin introgression to trace Homo Sapiens

Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of Homo Sapiens interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia.

The ancient teeth that enabled the discovery of the lost human group

The ancient teeth that enabled the discovery of the lost human group

DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians. Newly discovered ancient teeth dating back 31,000 years are evidence of a new ethnic group in human history and could change know about the first American…

A Denisovan fossil was discovered on Tibetan Plateau

A Denisovan fossil was discovered on Tibetan Plateau

The jawbone, discovered high on the Tibetan Plateau and dated to more than 160,000 years ago, is also the first Denisovan specimen found outside the Siberian cave in which the hominin was uncovered a decade ago.

Dairy production was established on the Eastern steppe by 1300 BCE

Dairy production was established on the Eastern steppe by 1300 BCE

Milk proteins preserved in dental calculus indicate an early focus on Western domesticated ruminants rather than local species, but genetic ancestry analysis indicates minimal admixture with Western steppe herders, suggesting that dairy pastoralism…

Early pastoral economies along the Ancient Silk Road

Early pastoral economies along the Ancient Silk Road

Recent archaeological survey reveals a millennia-long history of pastoral occupation of Alay from the early Bronze Age through the Medieval period, and a stratified Holocene sequence at the site of Chegirtke Cave.

Scientists discover the origins of cacao trees

Scientists discover the origins of cacao trees

Humans may have started growing cacao trees -- the source of chocolate -- about 3,600 years ago in Central America, a study has found. Cacao analysis dates the dawn of domesticated chocolate trees to 3,600 years ago