//DNA analysis of lineage markers from skeletons from a mass grave related to the Battle of Reichenberg in 1757

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DNA analysis of lineage markers from skeletons from a mass grave related to the Battle of Reichenberg in 1757

DNA analysis of lineage markers from skeletons from a mass grave related to the Battle of Reichenberg in 1757

Abstract:

During a rescue excavation in October 2011, archaeologists discovered a mass grave containing the skeletons of 10 male individuals. The skeletons are expected to belong to victims of the Battle of Reichenberg between the Austrian and Prussian armies on April 21, 1757. We managed to obtain Y-chromosome and mtDNA haplotypes from all tested individuals. The resulting haplotypes were compared to the contemporary population from the vicinity of the excavation site as well as to the publicly available databases.

Citation:

Source Link:
http://www.fsigeneticssup.com/article/S1875-1768(17)30161-0/abstract

Keywords

Peoples: Austrian and Prussian | Places: Reichenberg | Topics: | DNA Type: Ancient DNA, mtDNA, and Y-DNA

2017-09-16T17:40:11+00:00September 16th, 2017|