Reconstructing ‘Ava’ Based on DNA: Achavanich Beaker Burial Project

Today, I chat once again with Maya Hoole of the Achavanich Beaker Burial Project. Together with her colleague Hew Morrison, they reconstructed the face of a Bronze Age woman who has come to be known as Ava. Recent research has added further details to the reconstruction, Ava’s DNA has given her a whole new look!

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One of Scotland’s first migrants had dark hair, brown eyes and was lactose-intolerant, skeleton DNA test reveals:

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Re-introducing Ava



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