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A chewing gum of the past reconstructed the face of a woman than 5,700 years ago
More THAN 5,700 years ago, in an island of Denmark in the Baltic Sea, a group of hunter-gatherers was arranging the stones on the sticks to make arrows. To attack the tip were used, in part, a kind of pitch from birch plywood, the material is particularly sticky: once solidified, those remains of birch were chewed as if they were chewin gum by Lola, a woman of the place. Today, from the single 'chewing gum' for the first time in an experiment that does not involve the remains of human bones, a team of researchers was able to reconstruct the complete genome of Lola (as they call scientists), giving you even a face.

it's an extraordinary result the one published on Nature Communications by international researchers led by the Københavns Universitet, the Danish university. Scientists have recovered the chewing gum was found during the excavations made by archaeologists from the Museum Lolland-Falster in Syltholm that they were taking samples while he was in the construction of a tunnel that will connect Lolland with Fehmarn.
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