Latest News

  • GSM Arena
  • DNA from 200-year-old pipe sheds light on life of enslaved African woman | World news

Source: GSM Arena
Rate: 5 5

See the news DNA from 200-year-old pipe sheds light on life of enslaved African woman | World news from Source GSM Arena on 17/03/2019 has been updated to day with the theme on feedixo.

DNA from 200-year-old pipe sheds light on life of enslaved African woman | World news

Archaeologists used DNA taken from a broken clay pipe stem found in Maryland to build a picture of an enslaved woman who died around 200 years ago and had origins in modern-day Sierra Leone. One researcher called the work “a mind-blower”. Read more “In this particular context, and from that time period, I think it’s a first,” team member Hannes Schroeder told the Washington Post.“To be able to get DNA from an object like [a pipe stem] is quite exciting. Also it is exciting for descendent communities … Through this technology, they’re able to make a connection not only to the site but potentially back to Africa.”The pipe stem was found at the Belvoir plantation in Crownsville, Maryland, where enslaved people lived until 1864 and where a likely slave cemetery was recently found. DNA taken from the pipe linked back to a woman either directly from or descended from the Mende people, who lived in west Africa, in an area now part of Sierra Leone.Julie Schablitsky, the chief archaeologist with the Maryland state highway administration, told the Post the discovery, based on saliva absorbed into the clay pipe, was a “mind-blower”.She also said records show the existence of a slave trade route from Sierra Leone to Annapolis, plied by British and American ships.“As soon as people stepped on...

The news of the agency (GSM Arena) and site feedixo any responsibility in publishing it.

See the news DNA from 200-year-old pipe sheds light on life of enslaved African woman | World news from Source GSM Arena on 17/03/2019 has been updated to day with the theme on feedixo.