CARTA: Ancient DNA and Human Evolution – Matthias Meyer: The Oldest Human DNA Sequences

4/17/2017; 19 minutes

Matthias Meyer (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) discusses the technical difficulties one faces when working with poorly preserved ancient material and the insights this work provides into human evolution in the Middle Pleistocene (e.g., the 400,000 year-old hominin remains from a cave site in Northern Spain).

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