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J1 DYS388=13
09-22-2015, 11:33 AM
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/remains-of-6000-year-old-first-settlers-found-355113.html

GTC
09-22-2015, 11:57 AM
Given that the remains are reported to have been cremated, retrieving DNA (especially Y if males) will be a good trick.

MikeWhalen
09-22-2015, 02:17 PM
GTC-I am guessing you meant 'cremated'

as for getting DNA out of them, did they not just recently do that with the Philip of Greece & female remains found in the newly discovered cairn in Greece?

I think some very clever folks have actually begun to be able to tease some dna info out of ancient burned remains-at least on occasion

Mike

GogMagog
09-22-2015, 02:25 PM
Burnt corpse 6000 years old? Doubtful and viable DNA can be gathered alas.