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DNA From Ancient Latrines Reveal What People Ate Centuries Ago

There’s treasure to be found in mining excrement. At least, it’s treasure to scientists studying the diets, habits and health of people who lived centuries ago. In a new study, Danish researchers dug up old latrines and sequenced the DNA they found in the ancient poop. The results paint a picture of diets and parasites … Continue reading DNA From Ancient Latrines Reveal What People Ate Centuries Ago

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