Studies of DNA from a 31,000-year-old human tooth reveals a new group of ancient Siberians.
The DNA studies have led us to the discovery of an old ethnic group that was living in extreme conditions in the Siberian Ice Age. Based on research and DNA results from the tooth, it has revealed that the Siberian group survived by hunting rhinoceroses, fury mammoths and bison amongst other things.
The discovery was part of larger research which also discovered a 10,000-year-old human remains in another site in Siberia. So far it has been found that the DNA is of relation to Native Americans.
The scientist who leads this research claims that the group of ‘Ancient Northern Siberians’ and their existence is a significant part of human history. Researchers have been able to identify some of the ancestors as Asian people who had mixed with Ancient Northern Siberians. Another scientist said, “We gained important insight into population isolation and admixture that took place during the depths of the Last Glacial Maximum – the coldest and harshest time of the Ice Age – and ultimately the ancestry of the peoples who would emerge from that time as the ancestors of the indigenous people of the Americas.”
This discovery was led based on the studies of the DNA from the remains of the 10,000-year-old male found near the Kolyma River in Siberia. It is an important piece of the puzzle to understand the ancestry of Native Americans as you can see the Kolyma signature in Native Americans and Paleo-Siberians. This individual is the missing link of Native American ancestry.