Eldorado Posted August 21, 2019 #1 Share Posted August 21, 2019 (edited) "Roopkund, a remote lake high in the Indian Himalaya, is home to one of archaeology’s spookiest mysteries: the skeletons of as many as 800 people. Now, a study published today in Nature Communications attempts to unravel what happened at “Skeleton Lake”—but the results raise more questions than answers. "In the early 2000s, preliminary DNA studies had suggested that the people who died at Roopkund were of South Asian ancestry, and radiocarbon dates from around the site cluster at 800 A.D., a sign that they all died in a single event. "Now, full genomic analyses from 38 sets of skeletal remains upend that story." Full monty at Nat Geo: https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/dna-study-deepens-mystery-of-lake-full-of-skeletons.aspx And at Science Alert: https://www.sciencealert.com/the-mystery-of-skeleton-lake-in-the-himalayas-has-just-deepened Paper at Nature dot com: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-11357-9 Edited August 21, 2019 by Eldorado add link 5 2 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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