Svante Pääbo is back. In the advanced online section of Nature, he and his collaborators report that the mitochondrial DNA from hominid remains found in Uzbekistan and southern Siberia are similar to the variations seen in European Neanderthal mtDNA, indicating that Neanderthals' range extended about 2,000 km further east than previously thought. The New York Times wonders if Neanderthals might have wandered even further east, into the domain of Homo erectus.
Neanderthals Are Everywhere
Oct 02, 2007