Scientists discover DNA of Stone Age woman on her ’chewing gum’

Scientists discover DNA of Stone Age woman on her ’chewing gum’

Using DNA from tooth marks left in ancient ’chewing gum’, scientists were able to decipher a 5700-year-old’s genetic code. Researchers said this was the first time an entire ancient human genome has been extracted from anything other than human bone. The ’chewing gum’ is actually tar from a tree. The woman is likely to have had dark skin, dark brown hair and blue eyes.

KCooper
KCooper
Eeker Speaker
Eeker Speaker 4 months

How it feels to chew five gum...

porcus
porcus 4 months

These artists rendered images always irritate me; it's more of an image of our own preconceived notions than anything related to actual reality.

I Am Grug
I Am Grug 4 months

Found ex wife they have. Grug hopes they don’t find other things in that cave. Grug forgot to destroy evidence.

Paul C
Paul C 4 months

Damn with those crazy eyes looks like Greta's great, great, great, ..., great grandmother.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 4 months

I wonder if they complained about damn spoiled youngsters habitually leaving used chewing gum everywhere.

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 4 months

Did they find the gum on someone's shoe or under a cave desk?

Lover
Lover 4 months

Why did they make the artistoc render black? You cannot determine skin color from DNA that old. This is the Cheddar Man all over again.

America
America 4 months

Uncle leo?

John W
John W 4 months

6000 years is not that old for black Scandinavian. welcome to multicultural revisionist history. like the black Romans in Britain. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/aug/09/if-africans-were-in-roman-britain-why-dont-we-see-their-dna-today-mary-beard

Jason
Jason 4 months

These leftist media outlets assuming this person's gender. What bigots.

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 4 months

huh, I thought Neanderthals were much older.... it's cool to learn something new.

filchface
filchface 4 months

Blue eyes and dark skin, doesn’t sound much like an evolutionary characteristic. I can’t believe that they would be reproducing with people outside their group. There is a reason why dark skin and light eyes is so exotic, it’s rare. So they are trying to say that while these Stone Age people had higher levels of melanin in their skin, they had blue eyes? I’m not saying it’s impossible, just highly unlikely.

Edward Williams
Edward Williams 4 months

A dark skinned Dane? The revisionist media is at it again!

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 4 months

Great great great great great great great.... (twenty greats later) Great grandma Greta is that you?

Donald Darko
Donald Darko 4 months

Was the gum found under an ancient desk?

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 4 months

Archeologist 1: Give you 20 bucks to chew it. Archeologist 2: Make it 50.

Mitchell
Mitchell 4 months

Sounds pretty!

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