Human remains found in unique and mysterious Finnish water burial were ancient Sámi people who died between 800 and 400 AD, DNA and dental analyses reveals

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  • The remains of 98 people have come from the spring in Isokyrö since the 1800s
  • Cutting-edge DNA analyses have identified the nature of the buried individuals
  • Studies of tooth enamel revealed that the buried individuals grew up in Finland
  • Exactly why the bodies were buried in a lake, however, is still not entirely clear
Period12 jun 2019

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