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Prehistoric DNA to Help Solve Human-Evolution Mysteries?

National Geographic News coverage on Hendrik Poinar's recent presentation at a chemistry conference in Chicago and the use of long-preserved DNA in resolving issues of human origins.

Mar 21, 2004

Authors: John Pickrell
Media: National Geographic News
Date: March 2004

It may be possible to extract DNA from the bones of human ancestors and other hominids who died up to one million years ago, researchers believe. Hominids are primates that walk upright, including humans and extinct human ancestors and related forms.

Prehistoric DNA to Help Solve Human-Evolution Mysteries?- National Geographic News