Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

by Dave Sadler

DNA from ancient remains has been used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.

Researchers sequenced the genomes of 16 individuals who lived between 8,000 and 1,000 years ago.

The data shows how the invention and spread of farming had a major impact on the genes of people in Africa – just as it did in Europe and Asia.

The findings are published in the journal Cell.

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