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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Sep 2016 12:16 p.m. PST

Marine archaeologists have found the partial remains of a 2,000-year-old skeleton while conducting an excavation at the Antikythera shipwreck, the famous site that yielded the freakishly-advanced Antikythera Mechanism. Incredibly, the ancient remains could still contain traces of DNA…

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Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2016 12:24 p.m. PST

Antikythera Mechanism is amazing but dont forget the huge collection of Greek bronze statues found on the site.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2016 7:32 p.m. PST

I'm hoping for teeth. There's a decent chance they can work out where the skeleton lived Add that to the DNA, if there is recoverable DNA, and hints of lifestyle from the skeleton as a whole and historians will know enough to spend generations arguing about what exactly he was doing there.

(No, "rowing frantically for shore" is not the answer they're looking for.)

M C MonkeyDew21 Sep 2016 10:12 a.m. PST

Skeleton is probably from the future so DNA might not help :)

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2016 1:09 p.m. PST

Ancient astronaut theorists offer an alternate explanation!

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