This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team of Australian and British scientists report new details about the diet of Neanderthals using DNA preserved in ancient tooth plaque. The team sequenced DNA from the calculus of five Neanderthals from across Europe to obtain a genetic blueprint of their diet and health. They discovered that a Neanderthal from Belgium consumed woolly rhinoceros and wild sheep, while one from Spain ate pine nuts, moss, and mushrooms.

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