DNA from 6000-year-old chewing gum reveals how an ancient woman lived

Theis Zetner Trolle Jensen By Clare Wilson SHE dined on duck, eels and hazelnuts, before settling down to a spot of tool-making, using pitch made from birch bark to stick stone blades to wooden handles. The dark-haired woman chewed the pitch for a while to make it more pliable, then, for some reason, spat out a wad without using it. Six thousand years later, a team of archaeologists has extracted DNA from the discarded lump to shed light on the woman’s diet,
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