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Images

1 - View of the valley from the Caune de l'Arago archaeological site, France. (Credit/Quelle: Christian Perrenoud)
2 - Svante Pääbo showing the location of a sediment sample collected at the site of Caune de l’Arago, France, from a layer dated to 450,000 years ago. (Credit/Quelle: Christian Perrenoud)
3 - Svante Pääbo showing the location of a sediment sample collected at the site of Caune de l’Arago, France, from a layer where a 560,000-year-old human tooth was discovered in 2015. (Credit/Quelle: Christian Perrenoud)
4 – View of the valley from the Chagyrskaya Cave archaeological site, Russia. (Credit/Quelle: Richard G. Roberts)
5 – Entrance to the archaeological site of Chagyrskaya Cave, Russia. (Credit/Quelle: Richard G. Roberts)
6 – Stratigraphic profile of Chagyrskaya Cave, Russia, from which sediment samples were collected for genetic analyses. (Credit/Quelle: Richard G. Roberts)
7 - View of the archaeological site of Trou Al’Wesse, Belgium. (Credit/Quelle: Monika V. Knul)
8 - Stratigraphic profile of Trou Al‘Wesse, Belgium, from which sediment samples were collected for genetic analyses. (Credit/Quelle: Monika V. Knul)
9 - Becky Miller sampling sediment for genetic analyses at the archaeological site of Trou Al’Wesse, Belgium. (Credit/Quelle: Monika V. Knul)
10 – The archaeological site of Les Cottés, France. (Credit/Quelle: M. Soressi/S. Schatz)
11 – Marie Soressi sampling sediment for genetic analyses at the archaeological site of Les Cottés, France. (Credit/Quelle: Matthew Wilson)
12 - Paul Kozowyk, a PhD student working under the supervision of Marie Soressi, collecting sediment for genetic analyses at the archaeological site of Les Cottés, France. (Credit/Quelle: Marie Soressi)
13 - View of the valley from above the Denisova Cave archaeological site, Russia. (Credit/Quelle: Bence Viola, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
14 - Stratigraphic profile of the East Chamber in Denisova Cave, Russia, from which sediment samples were collected for genetic analyses. (Credit/Quelle: IAET SB RAS / Sergei Zelensky)
15 - Richard (Bert) Roberts, Vladimir Ulianov and Maxim Kozlikin (clockwise from top) planning the sampling of sediments in the East Chamber of Denisova Cave, Russia. (Credit/Quelle: IAET SB RAS / Sergei Zelensky)
16 – The Galería del Osario (“tunnel of bones”) at the archaeological site of El Sidrón, Spain. Neandertal DNA was retrieved from sediment collected from a layer rich in Neandertal skeletal remains. (Credit/Quelle: J. Fortea)
17 – Excavations at the site of El Sidrón, Spain. (Credit/Quelle: El Sidrón research team)
18 - Excavations at the archaeological site of El Sidrón, Spain, are carried out using a „DNA clean” protocol to avoid contaminating the samples. (Credit/Quelle: Group of Paleoanthropology MNCN-CSIC)
19 - Entrance to the archaeological site of Vindija Cave, Croatia. (Credit/Quelle: Johannes Krause, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
20 - The clean laboratory dedicated to ancient DNA work at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. (Credit/Quelle: Frank Vinken).
21 – Matthias Meyer at work in the clean laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. (Credit/Quelle: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
22 – Viviane Slon preparing a sediment sample for DNA extraction. (Credit/Quelle: Sylvio Tüpke, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
23 - Viviane Slon preparing a sediment sample for DNA extraction. (Credit/Quelle: Sylvio Tüpke, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
24 - The automation of laboratory procedures to generate DNA libraries and isolate DNA by hybridization capture enabled the processing of multiple sediment samples in parallel. (Credit/Quelle: Sylvio Tüpke, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)

Videos

01 - Sediment collection at Les Cottés (Excerpt from the video „Disarticulation Sequence“). (Credit/Quelle: Matthew C. Wilson, Creative Commons license)

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02 - Processing of sediment samples in the ancient DNA laboratory and analysis of the sequencing data generated. (Credit/Quelle: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)

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