Sima de los Huesos remains
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Oldest human DNA may hold answers to man's evolution

Scientists have discovered the oldest known genetic material ever to be recovered from an early human.

They extracted mitochondrial DNA from the femur of a 400,000-year-old human ancestor in a cave known as the Pit of Bones in the Sierra de Atapuerca in northern Spain.

Pallab Ghosh reports.

  • 05 Dec 2013
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