A new DNA study has altered the sex of one of the most famous archaeological discoveries of recent years. Is about Ukok, the famous "Ice Princess", that it was actually a man, as the latest studies published in The Siberian Times.
Upon finding Ukok, shells, which were amulets for female fertility although exceptionally rare in Pazyryk, were found in her tomb, showing that one was before the body of a young woman.
The facial reconstruction also showed it, although some researchers saw a certain masculine air in his features. Faced with these doubts, the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography in Siberia (belonging to the Russian Academy of Sciences) together with the Novosibirsk State University, carried out DNA analysis on the body.
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The results have been truly amazing. Genetic data indicates that the alleged female warrior was actually a man. At the same time, he found that the two people buried in the tomb where he was found (who were believed to be father and daughter), would actually be uncle and nephew, and the cause of death could not be established.
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