Nuclear DNA sequences from the Middle Pleistocene Sima de los Huesos hominins

  title={Nuclear DNA sequences from the Middle Pleistocene Sima de los Huesos hominins},
  author={M. Meyer and J. Arsuaga and C. D. Filippo and S. Nagel and A. Aximu-Petri and B. Nickel and I. Mart{\'i}nez and A. Gracia and J. Castro and E. Carbonell and B. Viola and J. Kelso and Kay Pr{\"u}fer and S. P{\"a}{\"a}bo},
  • M. Meyer, J. Arsuaga, +11 authors S. Pääbo
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • A unique assemblage of 28 hominin individuals, found in Sima de los Huesos in the Sierra de Atapuerca in Spain, has recently been dated to approximately 430,000 years ago. [...] Key Result Here we recover nuclear DNA sequences from two specimens, which show that the Sima de los Huesos hominins were related to Neanderthals rather than to Denisovans, indicating that the population divergence between Neanderthals and Denisovans predates 430,000 years ago. A mitochondrial DNA recovered from one of the specimens…Expand Abstract
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