Photo: Natalija Kashuba / Stockholm University
Scientists at Uppsala University in Sweden found traces of the DNA of the people who first settled in Scandinavia 10 thousand years ago. They were the ancestors of the other Scandinavian peoples, including the Vikings. About it reported in a press release on Phys.org.
The researchers analyzed genetic material found in the ancient gum from birch bark. The samples were obtained during excavations in the Parking lot of hunters early Mesolithic Huseby-Bite, located on the West coast of Sweden.
It turned out that the people living in this area were genetically similar to other hunter-gatherers in Sweden, as well as earlier Mesolithic populations living in Europe during the last glaciation. If this technology production tools found in the Parking lot, originally appeared on the territory of modern Russia.
Earlier it was reported that Chilean scientists have discovered a human footprint Dating to the late Pleistocene, which is one of the earliest evidence of the existence of people of modern type on the American continents. The trail was found during archaeological excavations in the area Pelayo in Osorno.
Video, photo All from Russia.