Latest Ancient DNA Stories
A University of Oklahoma-led study has demonstrated that ancient DNA can be used to understand ancient human microbiomes.
A new archaeological dig in Leicester, England has members of the team wondering if they might have unearthed the skeleton of the tyrannical and power-hungry king.
A research team has achieved landmark results by sequencing the complete mitochondrial genome for members of the first groups of Polynesians to settle New Zealand.
New research suggests Western European Neanderthals were likely to have been extinct long before humans arrived on the evolutionary scene.
New findings from an international team of researchers show that most Neanderthals in Europe died off around 50,000 years ago.
An international team of scientists, including researchers from Murdoch University, have just published findings that re-interpret the history of our species' original dispersals across the
Mandenka, Biaka and San tested for DNA evidence of ancient interbreeding inside Africa.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.