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Tiny traces of DNA found in cave dust may unlock secret life of Neanderthals – The Guardian

Advanced technique used to recover genetic material may help solve the mystery of early man

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ArchaeologyAdvanced technique used to recover genetic material may help solve the mystery of early man
Sun 16 May 2021 09.45 BST
Scientists have pinpointed major changes in Europes Neanderthal populations from traces of blood and excrement they left behind in a Spanish cave 100,000 years ago.
The discovery is the first important demonstration of a powerful new technique that allows researchers to study DNA recovered from cave sediments. No fossils or stone tools are needed for such studies. Instead,…

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