Human Origins and Ancient Human DNA

@article{Cooper2001HumanOA,
  title={Human Origins and Ancient Human DNA},
  author={Alan Cooper and Andrew Rambaut and Vincent Macaulay and Eske Willerslev and Anders Johannes Hansen and Chris B Stringer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={292},
  pages={1655 - 1656}
}
In her article “oldest human DNA reveals Aussie oddity” (News of the Week, 12 Jan., p. [230][1]), Constance Holden overlooks several problems with the challenge to the “Out of Africa” theory of modern human origins posed by putative ancient Australian human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) 

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