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World’s Oldest DNA—Scientists Uncover Forest Full of Mastodons

In a region known as Peary Land at the northern tip of Greenland, researchers uncovered an ancient ecosystem containing two-million-year-old DNA—the world's oldest known thus far. The area is now nothing but a polar desert. However, it once was home...

Arab DNA Shows Route of Early Human Migration From Africa

Recent studies on Arab DNA confirmed what researchers have believed for many years but hadn't been able to prove definitively. Testing suggests that ancient Arabia indeed served as a "cornerstone" for early human migration out of Africa. In the largest-ever...

Ancient Greeks Used Mercenaries from Distant Lands, DNA Analysis Reveals

A new DNA analysis published by the National Academy of Sciences revealed that ancient Greeks did not fight all their battles alone. Instead, they were assisted by mercenaries from lands as far as the Caucasus mountains and central Asia. This...

New DNA Analysis Redirects the Cradle of Indo-Europeans, Sheds Light on Proto-Greeks

A new DNA analysis, published on Thursday, August 26th, on 777 ancient genomes from across the so-called Southern Arc, namely Southern Europe and West Asia, redirects the cradle of Indo-Europeans and sheds light on the Proto-Greek prehistoric past. By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis As...

The Philistines Were Likely of Greek Origin, According to DNA

Philistines were very likely of Greek origin, as a new DNA study traces the origins of the ancient villains in the Eastern Mediterranean

Greek CSI: How Not to Get Away with Murder

One of the strongest weapons in the fight against crime is DNA analysis. In difficult cases such as the one of Little Annie, which shocked Greek society a few months ago, the results of DNA analysis has helped authorities...