According to research carried out by a research team, under scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of Tubingen, the ancient mitochondrial DNA from the femur of an archaic European hominin helps to resolve the complicated relationship between modern humans and Neanderthals. The genetic data provide a timeline for the proposed migration out of Africa that took place after the ancestors of Neanderthals reached Europe by a lineage more closely related to modern humans.

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