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Incest uncovered at the elite prehistoric Newgrange monument in Ireland

17 June 2020

Abstract

The huge, elaborate, 5,000-year-old tomb at Newgrange, Ireland, is thought to have been built for a powerful elite. DNA of a man buried there reveals a case of incest. Was this a strategy to maintain a dynastic bloodline?

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