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    Ancient Chinese Tomb: DNA Proves Occupant was European
    General; Posted on: 2007-06-11 13:49:50 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    Human remains found in a 1,400-year-old Chinese tomb belonged to a man of European origin, DNA evidence shows.
    Chinese scientists who analyzed the DNA of the remains say the man, named Yu Hong, belonged to one of the oldest genetic groups from western Eurasia.

    The tomb, in Taiyuan in central China, marks the easternmost spot where the ancient European lineage has been foundю

    "The [genetic group] to which Yu Hong belongs is the first west Eurasian special lineage that has been found in the central part of ancient China," said Zhou Hui, head of the DNA laboratory of the College of Life Science at Jilin University in Changchun, China.

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