Neanderthal who fell into a well gives scientists oldest DNA sample

April 13, 2015 6:44 AM

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Neanderthal who fell into a well gives scientists oldest DNA sample

(CNN)About 150,000 years ago -- give or take 20,000 -- a guy fell into a well. Last month he made science history.

The Altamura Man became the oldest Neanderthal to have his DNA extracted by researchers. It took them more than 20 years to get around to doing it.

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