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Humans hastened the extinction of the woolly mammoth

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New research shows that humans had a significant role in the extinction of woolly mammoths in Eurasia, occurring thousands of years later than previously thought.

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Ancient DNA reveals secrets of Game of Thrones wolves

An artists impression of dire wolves feeding on a bison and fending off grey wolves

Extinct dire wolves split off from other wolves nearly six million years ago and were only a distant relative of today’s wolves, according to new research published in Nature today.

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Ancient DNA paints genetic portrait of Andes civilisations

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An international team of researchers including the University of Adelaide, has completed the first large-scale study of DNA belonging to ancient humans of the central Andes in South America and found early genetic differences between groups of nearby regions, and surprising genetic continuity over thousands of years.

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