Photo: Neandertals Ranged Much Farther East Than Thought



A map shows the previously known range of Neandertals (dark gray) and an extended range suggested by a new study (light gray).

The research looked at a type of genetic material known as mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Sites where Neandertal mtDNA was previously found are shown with open circles, while two new sites found to contain such mtDNA are depicted with black circles.

Image courtesy Svante Pääbo /Nature


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