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“基因化石”:印尼发现7200年前女性的完整DNA

‘Genetic fossil’: intact DNA from woman who lived 7,200 years ago discovered in Indonesia

Archaeologists have discovered ancient DNA in the remains of a woman who died 7,200 years ago in Indonesia, a find that challenges what was previously known about migration of early humans.

考古学家在印度尼西亚一名死于7200年前的妇女的遗骸中发现了古代DNA,这一发现对此前人们对早期人类迁徙的认识提出了挑战。

The remains, belonging to a teenager nicknamed Bessé, were discovered in the Leang Panninge cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Initial excavations were undertaken in 2015.

这些遗骸属于一个昵称为Bessé的少年,是在印尼苏拉威西岛的Leang Panninge洞穴被发现的。初步挖掘工作于2015年进行。

The discovery, published in the journal Nature, is believed to be the first time ancient human DNA has been discovered in Wallacea, the vast chain of islands and atolls in the ocean between mainland Asia and Australia.

这一发现发表在《自然》杂志上,被认为是首次在Wallacea发现古人类DNA。Wallacea是位于亚洲大陆和澳大利亚之间的一大片岛屿和环礁。

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