Analyses revealed that current populations of the Iberian Peninsula, which includes Spain, Portugal and Andorra, are not genetically linked with these ancient hunter-gatherers.
Instead, these cavemen were closer genetically to the current populations of northern Europe.
"There are many works that claim the Basques [of the Iberian Peninsula] could be descendants from Mesolithics that became isolated in the Basque country," Lalueza-Fox said.
"We found the modern Basques are genetically not related to these two individuals." The scientists also recovered the complete mitochondrial DNA of one of these cavemen.
The scientists detailed their findings online today (June 28) in the journal Current Biology. Choi is a contributing writer for Live Science and
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