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Tricks also spread through visits between laboratories and at meetings, and sometimes even through publications.Any contamination of a sample by outside carbon (even from the researcher's fingerprints) had to be fanatically excluded, of course, but that was only the beginning.
We apply our method to date five Upper Paleolithic Eurasian genomes with radiocarbon dates between 12,000 and 45,000 y ago and show an excellent correlation of the genetic and C dates, which are in units of years, we infer that the mean generation interval in humans over this period has been 26–30 y.
The study of human evolution has been revolutionized by inferences from ancient DNA analyses.
Key to these studies is the reliable estimation of the age of ancient specimens.
We report a method for dating ancient human samples that uses the recombination clock.
To infer the age of ancient genomes, we take advantage of the shared history of Neanderthal gene flow into non-Africans that occurred around 50,000 y ago and measure the amount of “missing evolution” in terms of recombination breakpoints in the ancient genome compared with present-day samples.
We show that this method provides age estimates that are highly correlated to radiocarbon dates, thus documenting the promise of this approach.