38,000 B.C.

38,000 B.C.
40,000 years ago
DNA analysis reveals lost relative from 40,000 years ago
In the summer of 2008, Russian researchers dug up a sliver of human finger bone from an isolated Siberian cave. The team stored it away for later testing, assuming that the nondescript fragment came from one of the Neanderthals who left a welter of tools in the cave between 30,000 and 48,000 years ago. Nothing about the bone shard seemed extraordinary.http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100324/full/464472a.html