Rewriting early human history

Nuclear DNA, dated to be 430,000 years old, has been restructed and sequenced from bones out of a cave in Spain, making it the oldest human DNA ever retrieved.
This is evidence that the ancient ancestors of modern humans must have split from the ancestors of Neanderthals hundreds of thousands of years earlier than we thought, about 700,000 to 900,000 years ago, instead of 300,000 to 500,000 years ago.

Nuclear DNA sequences from the Middle Pleistocene Sima de los Huesos hominins (Meyer et al. 2016, Nature). (with pictures and video footage of the excavation site)

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