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First-degree incest: ancient genomes uncover Irish passage tomb dynastic elite

June 17, 2020 - General

Archaeologists and geneticists, led by those from Trinity College Dublin, have shed new light on the earliest periods of Ireland’s human history.

Newgrange as seen on a misty morning [Credit: Ken Williams,
shadowsandstone.com]Among their incredible findings is the discovery that the genome of an adult male buried in the heart of the Newgrange passage tomb points to first-degree incest, implying he was among a ruling social elite akin…

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