Some 100,000 years ago, deep in a cave in what is now northern Spain, a Neanderthal female lived and maybe died.
- Fossilised remains of ancient humans such as Neanderthals are rare
- Researchers developed a technique to extract and analyse DNA from cave sediments
- The method can help archaeologists piece together patterns of human migration stretching back hundreds of thousand of years
She may have been alone, or perhaps accompanied by sisters or a daughter. But she certainly wasn’t the first…