September 23, 2021

Ancient DNA analysis sheds light on a dark event in medieval Spain

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September 23, 2021

by University of Huddersfield

An international team of researchers led by the University of Huddersfield's Archaeogenetics Research Group, including geneticists, archeological scientists, and archeologists, has published the genome sequence of a unique individual from Islamic medieval Spain—al-Andalus—the results of which have shed light on a brutal event that took place in medieval Spain.

The individual, who was discovered in an eleventh century Islamic necropolis from the city of Segorbe, near Valencia in Spain, is known to local archeologists as the "Segorbe Giant" because of his unusual height.

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