Yana Rhinoceros Horn Site

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The Yana Rhinoceros Horn Site is an excavation in Siberia. It has ancient human remains and artifacts. These remains are 31,000 years old. Human teeth from the site have been used to analyze DNA. The results show that the people were Homo sapiens . These people were different from already known people. The archaeologists have named them Ancient North Siberians. They are more like modern Europeans than like modern Asians.

Siberia was very cold when these people lived. They hunted large animals like woolly mammoths, woolly rhinoceroses, and bison. [1][2]

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  1. University of Cambridge (June 5, 2019). "DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians". https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com. External link in |website= (help)
  2. Willerslev, Eske; Excoffier, Laurent; Meltzer, David J.; Nielsen, Rasmus; Durbin, Richard; Lahr, Marta Mirazon; Sajantila, Antti; Wessman, Anna et al. (2019-06). "The population history of northeastern Siberia since the Pleistocene" (in en). Nature 570 (7760): 182–188. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1279-z. ISSN 1476-4687. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1279-z.