Ancient genomes show the European meta-populations

DNA recovered from a 36,000 year old fossil skeleton found in Russia shows early divergence of Eurasians once they had left Africa, and the deep shared ancestry of Europeans. The new study, carried out by an international team of researchers, also reveals when Neanderthals and early modern humans out of Africa interbred – around 54,000 years ago, before the modern human population began to differentiate. The study was led by the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with scientists from several institutions, including Cambridge, UC Berkeley, Griffith, Texas A&M, California San Francisco, and the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS.

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