Lake Baikal and the Tooth

22 May 2020

At https://phys.org/news/2020-05-oldest-native-americans-lake-baikal.html ... which has its origins in a paper in Cell - see https://doi.org.10/1016/j.cell.2020.04.037 ... using genetic data, ancient pathogen genomics, as well as isotope analysis, we have a new take on the population history of the area around Lake Baikal in Siberian Russia. The region is said to have the densest connection between ancient Siberians and modern native Americans. Modern humans have lived near Lake Baikal since the disappearance of the Neanderthals and Denisovans. They were typically Upper Palaeolithic in culture and lived there  during the Late Glacial Maximum. Nothing new here really but a new paper.