Thursday, March 10, 2005

308: Oldest fossil human protein ever sequenced

stranger fruit » Oldest fossil human protein ever sequenced:

An international team led by researchers at the Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Liepzig, Germany and Washington University in St. Louis, has extracted and sequenced protein from a Neanderthal from Shanidar Cave, Iraq dating to approximately 75,000 years old.
Understanding ancient fossils helps us understand human evolution.