Human skeleton found on famed Antikythera shipwreck

A skeleton said to be 2100 years old has been found at Antikythera wreck site.

A research team working at the site discovered the skeleton on 31st August; the team consists of field experts of oceanography and archaeology.  The team claimed it success in removing arms and legs, ribs, a skull along with jaw and teeth and other parts from the skeleton.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) informed that the remaining parts of the skeleton are left as it is to be excavated at a later stage.

An expert archaeologist associated with WHOI says  “Archaeologists evolve the history of past humans by examining the objects created by our forefathers”.

 He also added “By exploring the remains found in the Antikythera Shipwreck, it will be possible to correlate straightly with the sailor who breathed last in the ship”.

The technical advances in the field of DNA are expected to aptly assist the experts in analyzing the skeleton and its remains. A DNA expert associated with WHOI has already made a visit to the site to examine the same.

The scientists say it will be possible to pinpoint the geographic origin and ethnicity of the skeleton, also it may reveal the information on how the human race existed in that period of 2100 years ago. But it all depends on the quantity of examining DNA obtained from the remains.

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