Ancient DNA Reveals “fully unanticipated” Marriage Rules In Minoan Crete :
Marriage Rules In Minoan Crete : A exploration platoon from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology( MPI- EVA), together with an transnational platoon of mates, analysed over 100 genomes of Citation Age people from the Aegean.” Without the great cooperation with our mates in Greece and worldwide, this would not have been possible,” says archaeologist Philipp Stockhammer, one of the study’s lead authors.
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First biological family tree of a Mycenaean family :
Thanks to recent methodological advances in the product and evaluation of ancient inheritable datasets, it has now been possible to produce expansive data indeed in regions with problematic DNA preservation due to climate conditions, similar as Greece.
For a Mycenaean village of the 16th century BC, it has indeed been possible to reconstruct the association of the house’s occupants- the first family tree that has so far been genetically reconstructed for the entire ancient Mediterranean region.
Supposedly, some of the sons still lived in their parent’s village in majority. At least their children were buried in a grave under the yard of the estate. Their marriage rules were one of the women who married into the house brought her family into the family, as her child was also buried in the same grave.
Customary to marry one’s first cousin :
Still, another finding was fully unanticipated, on Crete and the other Greek islets, as well as on the landmass, it was veritably common to marry one’s first kinsman 4000 years agone.
Further than a thousand ancient genomes from different regions of the world have now been published, but it seems that such a strict system of kin marriage didn’t live anywhere differently in the ancient world, says Eirini Skourtanioti, the lead author of the study who conducted the analyses.” This came as a complete surprise to all of us and raises numerous questions.”
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