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Archaeology breakthrough as 5,700-year-old Cotswolds tomb reveals oldest-ever family tree

Researchers examined the bones and teeth of 35 people in one of Britain’s best-preserved neolithic tombs, close to Hazleton in…

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Researchers examined the bones and teeth of 35 people in one of Britain’s best-preserved neolithic tombs, close to Hazleton in the Cotswolds. They found out that 27 of them were biological relatives from five continuous generations of a single extended family. Most of them descended from four women whom all had children with the same man. The research was done in collaboration between archaeologists from the universities of Newcastle, Central Lancashire, Exeter and York, and geneticists from the universities of Harvard, Vienna and the Basque country.