Human DNA in Ancient Excrement, the Scoop on the Poop
Human DNA in Ancient Excrement, Here's the Poop
Here is proof that it is very difficult to get rid of a bunch of crap. Ever ask, "how long you had that crap?" Been told, throw that crap out. George Carlin used to say, "you don't take a crap, you leave one". Well scientists are examining some crap that was LEFT over 14,300 years ago. What they found excited them, Human DNA! The Excrement was found in Oregon caves. The Native-American folklore may be true that that the Native-Americans observed the volcano collapse in southern OR nearly 11,500 years ago, which is now called Crater Lake. This is interesting as the anthrpologist says this is some of the oldest Human DNA found in the America'
EUGENE, Ore., April 3 (UPI) -- Researchers recovered human DNA dating back 14,300 years from dried excrement found in Oregon's Paisley Caves.
Anthropologist Dennis Jenkins of the University of Oregon said the DNA is the oldest ever found in the New World, the university said Thursday in a release. Jenkins and an international team of scientists said the DNA has apparent genetic ties to Siberia or Asia.
The findings are published online in Science Express.
"The Paisley Cave material represents, to the best of my knowledge, the oldest human DNA obtained from the Americas," Eske Willerslev, director of the Centre for Ancient Genetics at Denmark's University of Copenhagen, said in a statement. "Other pre-Clovis sites have been claimed, but no human DNA has been obtained, mostly because no human organic material had been recovered."