3,300-year-old human DNA found

11th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

11 June 2007, VLAARDINGEN – Traces of human DNA have been detected with certainty in a 3,300-year-old skeleton found in Vlaardingen. This is the oldest human DNA ever found in the Netherlands. The municipality of Vlaardingen announced this on Monday.


11 June 2007

VLAARDINGEN – Traces of human DNA have been detected with certainty in a 3,300-year-old skeleton found in Vlaardingen. This is the oldest human DNA ever found in the Netherlands. The municipality of Vlaardingen announced this on Monday.

Three boys playing at recreational pond De Krabbeplas near Vlaardingen found the skeleton's bones 17 years ago. DNA investigators found the well preserved nucleus in two of the skeleton's teeth. Preliminary research had already shown that DNA material had survived in the old teeth. That has now been confirmed.

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