Oldest human DNA sequence found in Atapuerca

Atapuerca, a major archaeological site close to Burgos (a 40 minutes drive from the Basque Country border) has been yesterday the scenario of a capital scientific discovery.

The oldest mitochondrial DNA complete sequence that has been recovered from a bone. This sequence, with 400.000 years old is the oldest human DNA sequence recovered ever.

You can see more details at: Analysis of oldest sequence from a human ancestor suggests link to mystery population in NATURE scientific newspaper

A great discovery from this site in Burgos.
Enjoy Burgos!