14,000-year-old human bone discovered in Red Deer Cave in Yunnan province, China, has yielded genetic information to help researchers understand early human migration. Photo: Handout
14,000-year-old human bone discovered in Red Deer Cave in Yunnan province, China, has yielded genetic information to help researchers understand early human migration. Photo: Handout
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Chinese scientists find DNA link with Native American ancestors in Yunnan cave

  • Research finds ancient human remains found in China ‘had a deep relationship with the early people who first arrived in the Americas’
  • Team spent years collecting material from more than 100 points on the 14,000-year-old skull of ‘Mengzi Ren’ to have enough for genetic sequencing

14,000-year-old human bone discovered in Red Deer Cave in Yunnan province, China, has yielded genetic information to help researchers understand early human migration. Photo: Handout
14,000-year-old human bone discovered in Red Deer Cave in Yunnan province, China, has yielded genetic information to help researchers understand early human migration. Photo: Handout
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