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Ancient DNA analysis of the mitochondria on 116 Neolithic pig samples show that actually almost all northern domesticated European pig lines originated from southern Europe. Find out more here:
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep44550?WT.ec_id=SREP-20170321&spMailingID=53671122&spUserID=NjU3MDQ4OTI5NzMS1&spJobID=1123588329&spReportId=MTEyMzU4ODMyOQS2

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Not an ancient DNA study per se, but by studying ancient genomes we can identify genes that introgressed from one species into another. In this case, from Denisovans to humans.
The genes that introgressed are linked to fat, enabling the Inuit to adapt to their environment:
https://academic.oup.com/mbe/article-abstract/34/3/509/2731791/Archaic-Adaptive-Introgression-in-TBX15-WARS2?redirectedFrom=fulltext

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The first and oldest complete mitochondrial DNA from Sardinia which is dated to 10,000 Mesolithic have a rare haplogroup. Find out what this means for the population continuity here:
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep42869?WT.ec_id=SREP-20170307&spMailingID=53569421&spUserID=NjU3MDQ4OTI5NzMS1&spJobID=1121185519&spReportId=MTEyMTE4NTUxOQS2

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DNA of 500-year-old bacteria is first direct evidence of an epidemic — one of humanity's deadliest — that occurred after Spanish conquest.
http://www.nature.com/news/collapse-of-aztec-society-linked-to-catastrophic-salmonella-outbreak-1.21485

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