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Mystery Mummies: Surprising information on DNA analysis of Chinese mummies

By Team YourCoimbatore on 2nd November 2021
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Archaeologists have unearthed shocking information after a DNA study of mummies in China. DNA analysis of mysterious mummies found in the Chinese desert has yielded unexpected results. According to a study published in the journal Nature, these mummies are 4000 years old. It is said that the ancient ice age belonged to the northern Eurasian group of descendants of the Asian people0

Currently, mummies found in China are closely related to indigenous peoples in Siberia and the United States. Traces of this predatory population live only partially in the genes of today’s population. According to Christina Warren, an associate professor of anthropology at Harvard University, “mummies have fascinated not only scientists but also the general public since their discovery.”

“It is noteworthy not only how these mummies are preserved, but also how they exist in a very unusual environment. Mummies found in China seem to express distant cultural elements,” he added. By 1990, 13 mummies had been found in the Tarim and Tungerian basins of Xinjiang. “We found that they have strong evidence of similarity with genetically isolated indigenous peoples,” Warren said.

The discovered genetic specimens belong to the Bronze Age. “These mummies are 5,000 years old,” said Michael Frosetti, a professor of anthropology at the University of Washington in St. Louis. The Lord of Sipan mummy is considered by experts to be one of the most important third-century archaeological discoveries made in 1987.

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