40,000-year-old DNA reveals origins of native Americans

Many present-day Asians and Native Americans are related to humans living some 40,000 years ago in the area near Beijing, an analysis of ancient DNA shows.

Native Americans more 'European' than thought

A genetic analysis has shown that Northern European people are a mixture of two very different ancestral populations - and one of these populations is related to Native Americans.

First Americans arrived in three waves from Siberia

A detailed genetic analysis has settled the question of how and when the first Americans arrived in the continent.

Native Americans traced to Siberian mountains

Native Americans can trace their origins to a remote mountainous region of Siberia, new genetic research has shown.

First American in Europe may have been captured by Vikings

It seems that native Americans made it to Iceland long before Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic the other way.