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Ancient “Chewing Gum” Unlocks Secrets of the Past

News   Dec 18, 2019 | Original story from the University of Copenhagen

 
Ancient “Chewing Gum” Unlocks Secrets of the Past

During excavations on Lolland, Denmark, archaeologists have found a 5,700-year-old birch pitch. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in extracting a complete ancient human genome from the pitch seen in the photo. Credit: Theis Jensen.

 
 
 

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