Topic: Breakthrough in the discovery of DNA in ancient skulls buried in water  (Read 1095 times)


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« on: June 11, 2019, 06:34:24 PM »
The unique archaeological Iron age site of Levänluhta in Western Finland is the most intriguing burial site in Finland:
Skulls of 98 individuals, mostly from women and children, have been buried in water.
A team of researchers from the University of Helsinki have used new DNA technology, including the analysis of strontium-isotype composition in tooth enamel to find significant information on the skulls.
The DNA matches present day Sámi people. The presence of the Sámi people so south in Finland has been verified for the first time.
Anna Wessman, Director of the Levänluhta project, Antti Sajantila, Professor of Forensic Medicine and Laura Arppe PhD Researcher of Stable Isotope Research, share their insights on the finding.
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