Saturday, June 3

They create the oldest family tree in the world using DNA

Reconstruction of the tomb.

Image source, Corinium Museum © Cotswold District Council


Reconstruction of the Cotswolds tomb, UK.

Scientists have compiled the world’s oldest family tree based on bones buried in a 5,700-year-old grave in the Cotswolds, UK.

DNA analysis of the occupants of the tomb revealed that the people who were buried in it were from five continuous generations of an extended family.

Most of those found in the tomb were descended from four women who had children with the same man.

The right to use the grave was based on the descent of a man.

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