Another Branch

Researchers present the mitochondrial genome from the 2,330-year-old remains of man who lived in Southern Africa in Genome Biology and Evolution. Archaeological evidence and bone analysis indicated that the man was a marine forager and lived in the region prior to the arrival of migrating pastoralists.

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