Tag : ancient DNA
title : Ancient DNA From Skeleton at World’s Most Mysterious Shipwreck Found by Scientists
summary : Archaeologists have been scouring the 2,100-year-old Antikythera shipwreck site in Greece for more than 100 years, and only a few human remains have shown up. Now, lucky scientists just discovered a skeleton at the site, which represents the first human skeleton recovered from a very old shipwreck since the advent of ancient DNA studies. "We can investigate this individual in a way that was never possible before," said Brendan Foley, an underwater archaeologist and research associate at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, who first saw the skeleton.
date : Sep 20, 2016 03:35 PM EDT