DNA reveals a European Neandertal lineage that lasted 80,000 years

Fossils from caves in Belgium and Germany provided DNA from these extinct hominids

DEEP ROOTS  Fossil jaws and teeth of a Neandertal child who lived around 120,000 years ago in what’s now Belgium provided DNA displaying close links to European Neandertals from 40,000 years ago.

J. Eloy/AWEM, © Archéologie andennaise

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