The researchers extracted the DNA from bone powder and sequenced it to high quality. They estimate that the female Neanderthal lived 60,000-80,000 years ago. From the variation in the genome they estimate that she and other Siberian Neanderthals lived in small groups of less than 60 individuals.
Researchers have sequenced the genome of a Neandertal from Chagyrskaya Cave in the Altai Mountains
to high quality [Credit: Dr. Bence Viola,…
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