Humans in History

Finding the Remains of Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus was a renowned astronomer and mathematician from the Renaissance period. His publication, “De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium” ("On the Revolutions of the Celestial...

The Spread of DNA From “Niall of the Nine Hostages”

Niall Noigiallach aka "Niall of the Nine Hostages" was one of the greatest Irish kings. He ruled Ireland in the fifth century and was...

Compare Your DNA to Ötzi the Iceman – a 5000 year old mummy

In 1991, the remains of a human mummy were discovered in a glacier near the Austro-Italian border. The spontaneous freeze-drying process had kept the...

Investigating the Famous Tomb of the Shroud

The Tomb of the Shroud is a first century tomb at the foot of Mount Zion in Akeldama, Jerusalem. This tomb is one of...

Finding the Remains of Georgian Queen Ketevan

Queen Ketevan was a queen of Kakheti in eastern Georgia. In 1614, she became a prisoner of Shah Abbas I of Iran in a...

The Genetic Legacy of the House of Aisin Gioro

The Qing dynasty was the last dynasty in Chinese history, ruling China from 1644 until the Xinhai Revolution in 1911-1912. This dynasty was a...

Analyzing the DNA to the Last Viking King

Sven Estridsen was the last Viking King of the Scandinavian Viking Era, which lasted from the 8th century to the 11th century. According to...

Tracing the Ancestry of the Chinese Emperor Cao Cao

Emperor Cao Cao was a cruel and merciless Chinese warlord, but also a brilliant ruler and military genius. He rose to power in the...

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From genealogy to behavior: Y-DNA insights into the social conduct of our ancestors

Study exploring the idea of biological fatherhood in historical Europe reveals that 1 to 2% of children in each...

A guide to genetic genealogy

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Mitochondrial DNA Type 3 from the Tomb of the Shroud

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Ancient Yakut Y-DNA type 1a

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