New DNA technology confirms Aboriginal people as first Australians

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New DNA technology confirms Aboriginal people as first Australians Empty New DNA technology confirms Aboriginal people as first Australians

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:57 pm

A new look at ancient bones with the latest DNA technology has confirmed Aboriginal Australians as the continent's first people.
Researchers say the findings overturn a 2001 paper that argued the oldest known Australian human remains found near Lake Mungo in New South Wales were from an extinct lineage of modern humans that occupied the continent before Aboriginal Australians.
This claim was based on mitochondrial DNA extracted from Mungo Man's 40,000-year-old fossilised remains by a team lead by Australian National University's Dr Greg Adcock.But now, Professor David Lambert, from Griffith University, and colleagues, have used new DNA sequencing methods to re-analyse the material from Mungo Man, who was found in the World Heritage-listed Willandra Lakes region, in far western New South Wales.
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-07/dna-confirms-aboriginal-people-as-the-first-australians/7481360?site=science/news

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