Roopkund Lake and Surrounding Mountains (IMAGE) Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology Caption The lake was thought to be the site of an ancient catastrophic event that left several hundred people dead, but the first ancient whole genome data from India shows that diverse groups of people died at the lake in multiple events approximately 1000 years apart. Credit Atish Waghwase Usage Restrictions This image may only be used in the context of reporting on this publication and with appropriate credit information. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.