Ancient skeletons reveal genetic 'history' of Europe's peoples

25/04/2013 11:56

by Staff Writers
Adelaide, Australia (UPI) Apr 23, 2013

DNA recovered from skeletons in central Germany, some up to 7,500 years old, has yielded the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe, researchers say. Scientists at the University of Adelaide's Australian Center for Ancient DNA said they sequenced DNA extracted from prehistoric human skeletons to discover maternal genetic lineages now carried by up to 45 percent of Europeans. [Read more] ...