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The poop on ancient man

Globe and Mail article on the successful DNA extraction from 8,000 year old Native remains in Texas.

Jun 19, 2004

Author: Jacob Berkowitz
Media: The Globe and Mail
Date: June 2004

Hendrik Poinar is holding a small plastic vial containing some of the oldest DNA ever extracted from human remains. The snips of genetic material are from a native American who made his home 8,000 years ago in a massive cliff-side rock shelter in southwestern Texas.

The poop on ancient man - The Globe and Mail