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    Sonal Shridhar Shinde in News

    04-May-2023 06:21 AM


    20,000 Years Old Pendant Found. DNA Shows Who Wore It

    Inside a Siberian cave that has been an archeological treasure trove, an elk's canine tooth - pierced to become a pendant - was unearthed by scientists with care to avoid contaminating this intriguing artifact made roughly 20,000 years ago.
    "I find these objects made in the deep past extremely fascinating since they allow us to open a small window to travel back and have a glance into these people's lives," said molecular biologist Elena Essel of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, lead author of the study published in the journal Nature.
    It is unknown whether the woman made or merely wore it.
    "As I looked at the object, a flood of questions came to mind.
    Was this tool passed down from one generation to the next, from a mother to a daughter or from a father to a son?
    Source: NDTV