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Modern Armenian genetically closest to human millennia BC 4-2

YEREVAN, 05 JUNE, ARMENPPRESS. The human being, who had lived since the end of the BC 4th millennium till the end of the 2nd millennium, has been the biological ancestor of the Eurasian modern area’s societies, excluding the residents of Sardinia and Sicily. And the modern Armenian is genetically closest to the human millennia BC 4-2 by its modern genetics.

As “Armenpress” reports, on 05 June, the Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography Pavel Avetisyan and the Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology Institute, Historical Sciences Doctor Professor Levon Yepiskoposyan stated this during the meeting with the reporters, representing the results of the research conducted in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen.

101 DNA samples were subjected to the laboratory analysis for the study, which were brought from different countries - Denmark, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Russia and Sweden. For the first time, 8 human samples excavated from various sites of Armenia Bronze-Iron Ages were included in the study.

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