Scientists to study parasite eggs in Harappan graves (The Times of India, India)

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Shinde said that archaeologists have already done enough scientific work on the burial customs of the Harappans. "However, what still stumps archaeologists are questions like who exactly were the Harappans and what were their relations with the contemporary people outside of the Harappan region. The only way these questions can be answered is by recovering the DNA of the deceased Harappan," he said. Shinde said that professor Dong Hoon Shin from Seoul National University College of Medicine has developed a new technique which involves the study of parasites found in the human stomach.

Period12 Jan 2014

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  • TitleScientists to study parasite eggs in Harappan graves
    Media name/outletThe Times of India
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIndia
    Date12/01/14
    DescriptionShinde said that archaeologists have already done enough scientific work on the burial customs of the Harappans. "However, what still stumps archaeologists are questions like who exactly were the Harappans and what were their relations with the contemporary people outside of the Harappan region. The only way these questions can be answered is by recovering the DNA of the deceased Harappan," he said. Shinde said that professor Dong Hoon Shin from Seoul National University College of Medicine has developed a new technique which involves the study of parasites found in the human stomach.
    URLhttps://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Scientists-to-study-parasite-eggs-in-Harappan-graves/articleshow/28692622.cms?referral=PM
    PersonsDong Hoon Shin