DNA of a civilisation (Frontline, India)

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Period29 May 2015

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  • TitleDNA of a civilisation
    Media name/outletFRONTLINE: INDIA'S NATIONAL MAGAZINE
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIndia
    Date29/05/15
    DescriptionWHAT did the Harappan man look like? Was he well built? How tall was he? What were his facial features? What was the colour of his skin, eyes and hair? What were the dietary habits of the Harappans?

    The answers to these questions, which have been puzzling archaeologists for several decades, lie in the DNA test results of four skeletons excavated from Rakhigarhi, a Harappan site in Haryana. The results are expected in July. The tests are jointly conducted by archaeologists of the Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute in Pune and forensic scientists from Seoul National University, South Korea. Two of the skeletons, belonging to the Mature Harappan period (2600-1900 BCE), are of adult males, one is of an adult female, and the fourth is of a child.
    URLhttps://frontline.thehindu.com/arts-and-culture/dna-of-a-civilisation/article7194003.ece?homepage=true
    PersonsDong Hoon Shin