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Researchers extracted DNA from a man who lives approximately 37,000 years ago in Russia. The DNA offered some really significant information regarding the genetic history of Europeans.
The most important thing that DNA reveals is the early interbreeding of man with the Neanderthals. Neanderthals lived in Europe nearly 54,000 years ago.
Experts make use of the DNA from the left tibia of that man in order to classify the genome of the most ancient man of Europe.
The scientists named that man “Kostenki”. Kostenki is the name of a Russian village from where the skeleton was discovered around 60 years ago. It makes easier for scientists to figure out when Homo sapiens and Neanderthals interbreed.
Moreover, it offers a few evidence of interaction between people of Middle East and European hunter gathers. This proof indicates towards the exact time when man lived in Kostenki village that is 36,200 to 38,700 years ago.
Till that time the people of western Eurasia broke up with the people of East Asia. Afterwards they left for different continents, as per the reports of genetic makeup.
This study permits experts to solve the mystery if modern human populations. This skeleton is the second oldest genome ever found of the modern man.
Ramus Nielsen, Professor of computational biology stated that scientists are aware of the fact that this individual is connected to modern Europeans. They also know that a large number of genetic structures of Europe are associated with the time period of this skeleton.