Media & Press

Scientific press

Science: This 5000-year-old mass grave hides a family tragedy, 6 May 2019
New Scientist: DNA from 6000-year-old chewing gum reveals how an ancient woman lived, 19 December 2018
Science: Genes of ‘extinct’ Caribbean islanders found in living people, 19 Feb 2018
The Scientist: DNA from 200-Year-Old Pipe Connects Enslaved Woman to West Africa, 18 December 2018
Nature: What DNA reveals about St Helena’s freed slaves, 07 Dec 2016
Nature: Human skeleton found on famed Antikythera shipwreck, 19 Sep 2016
Nature: Source Material, 26 May 2016
Nature: Ancient DNA from hot climes yields its secrets, 14 Oct 2015
Science: Breaking a tropical taboo, 23 July 2015
Science: DNA reveals history of buried slaves, 9 March 2015
PNAS: Genetic ancestry of 17th-century slaves, 21 March 2015
Nature: Capturing ancient DNA, 25 November 2013
Science: Ancient Hunter-Gatherers Kept in Touch, 28 June 2012
Nature: Filling in the gaps in the slave trade, 1 December 2011
New Scientist: Graveyard DNA rewrites African American history, 16 September 2010

Radio and television

BYU Radio: Constant Wonder, 12 March 2020
CBC Radio: Ancient chewing gum reveals reveals identity of chewer and what she ate, 17 Jan 2020
Deutschlandfunk: Forschung Aktuell, 20 Feb 2018 (in German)
DR P1: Orientering, det virtuelle genom, 26 Jan 2018 (in Danish)
RFI: Quelle mémoire au fond des mers?, Autour de la question, 18 Oct 2016 (in French)
BBC: The Antikythera Mechanism and the Ship Wreck, Science in Action, 22 Sep 2016
CNN: 2,000-year-old shipwreck releases human remains from watery grave, 21 Sep 2016
ABC News: 2,000yo skeleton discovered at Mediterranean shipwreck, 19 Sep 2016
BBC: Centuries-old DNA reveals origins of enslaved Africans, Newsday, 11 March 2015
Deutschlandfunk: Herkunft Afrikanischer Sklaven, Forschung Aktuell, 10 March 2015 (in German)
ZDF: Terra-X. Schatzjagd and der Seidenstrasse, Erstausstrahlung: 20 October 2013 (in German)
National Geographic Channel: Search for the Head of John the Baptist, 5 April 2012
Sverige Radio: På jakt efter slavarna, Vetenskapradion Historia, 23 January 2012 (in Swedish)
Deutschlandfunk: Schwierige Herkunftsanalyse, 10 September 2010 (in German)

Print media

National Geographic: DNA from Stone Age ‘chewing gum’ tells an incredible story, 17 December 2019
Archaeology Magazine: Four Families Detected in Late Neolithic Burial in Poland, 14 May 2019
Spektrum der Wissenschaft: Das Massengrab von Koszyce, 7 May 2019 (in German)
Wyborcza: Tak zabijali i ginęli w neolitycznej “Polsce”, 7 May 2019 (in Polish)
Bild der Wissenschaft: Massaker im steinzeitlichen Polen, 6 May 2019 (in German)
Smithsonian Magazine: DNA From 200-Year-Old Pipe Links Enslaved Woman to Sierra Leone, 19 March 2019
The Atlantic: What DNA Hidden in a Plantation Tobacco Pipe Reveals, 18 March 2019
The Guardian: DNA from 200-year-old pipe sheds light on life of enslaved African woman, 17 March 2019
Der Spiegel: 200 Jahre alte DNA liefert Hinweise auf Sklavin, 17 March 2019
Washington Post: DNA on ancient tobacco pipe links Maryland slave site to West Africa, 15 March 2019
The Atlantic: What Chewed-Up Gum Reveals About Life in the Stone Age, 14 December 2018
Bild der Wissenschaft: Erstkontakt-Volk hat doch „überlebt“, 2 March 2018 (in German)
The Times: Taíno tribe found by Christopher Columbus wasn’t wiped out after all, 20 Feb 2018
National Geographic: Ancient Islanders Visited by Columbus Not ‘Extinct’, 20 Feb 2018
Archaeology Magazine: Scientists Recover Ancient Taino DNA, 20 Feb 2018
Smithsonian Magazine: Ancient DNA Contradicts Narrative of ‘Extinct’ Caribbean Population, 20 Feb 2018
GEO Magazin: Die Schatztaucher, 25 May 2017 (in German)
El País: El esqueleto que apareció en un naufragio de hace 2.100 años, 22 Sep 2016 (in Spanish)
Volksstimme: Archäologen finden 2000 Jahre altes Skelett in Schiffswrack, 21 Sep 2016 (in German)
Smithsonian Magazine: Skeleton from the Antikythera shipwreck could give clues to life aboard, 20 Sep 2016
The New York Times: Human Remains Found at Ancient Roman-Era Shipwreck, 20 Sep 2016
The Japan Times: 2,000-year-old Greek shipwreck bones, depth gauge excite scientists, 20 Sep 2016
Der Standard: 2.000 Jahre altes Skelett im Schiffswrack von Antikythera entdeckt, 20 Sep 2016 (in German)
The Guardian: DNA from the deep? Antikythera shipwreck yields ancient human bones, 19 Sep 2016
Archaeology Magazine: Human Remains Recovered at Greece’s Antikythera Shipwreck, 19 Sep 2016
National Geographic: Tracing slaves to their African homelands, 4 February 2016
Archaeology Magazine: Top Ten Discoveries of 2015 – Tracing slave origins, 7 Dec 2015
NORDJYSKE: Europas landbrugsrevolution fandt sted takket være migranter, 8 Sep 2015 (in Danish)
Jyllands Posten: Hele Europas landbrugsrevolution fandt sted takket være migranter, 8 Sep 2015 (in Danish)
Archaeology Magazine: Finding Lost African Homelands, 4 June 2015
LA Times: DNA from ancient teeth solves mystery of African slave burial, 10 March 2015
Der Spiegel: Menschenraub: Erbgut-Analyse klärt Herkunft afrikanischer Sklaven, 10 March 2015 (in German)
Archaeology Magazine: Poorly Preserved DNA Identifies Origins of Enslaved Africans, 10 March 2015
Copenhagen Post: New DNA technique reveals ethnic roots of 17th century slaves, 10 March 2015
Daily Mail: DNA sleuths trace slave bones to Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, 9 March 2015
deVolksrant: Herkomst slaven achterhaald via dna, 10 March 2015 (in Dutch)
The Daily Herald: Centuries-old DNA helps identify Zoutsteeg slave skeleton origins, 9 March 2015
Udvikling: DNA fortæller om slaveri, 14 October 2014 (Denmark)
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Die Wahrheit ist niemals schwarzweiß, 20 February 2011 (in German)

Blogs and online news channels

Ars technica: Mass grave in Poland embodies the violent beginning of the Bronze Age, 15 May 2019 Nulevende caribiere nedstammer fra ’udryddede’ indianere, 20 Feb 2018 (in Danish)
Focus Online: Archäologen finden 2000 Jahre altes Skelett, 21 Sep 2016 (in German)
The Wire: What a 2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Tells Us About a Mysterious Shipwreck, 21 Sep 2016 Skeleton from the Antikythera shipwreck could give clues to life aboard, 21 Sep 2016 Ein Skelett im Antikythera-Wrack, 20 Sep 2016 (in German)
Forbes Magazine: 2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Discovered In Ancient Greek Shipwreck, 19 Sep 2016
The Huffington Post: 2000-Year-Old Human Skeleton Found On Famed Shipwreck, 19 Sep 2016
Science Daily: Ancient skeleton discovered on Antikythera Shipwreck, 19 Sep 2016
IB Times: 2,000-year-old human skeleton pulled from Antikythera shipwreck, 19 Sep 2016 Archaeologists Find Skeleton at Antikythera Mechanism Shipwreck, 19 Sep 2016 New DNA Techniques Help Scientists Find Origins of African Slaves, 5 Feb 2016
Science 2.0: Ancient Genome Of Iberian Farmer Sequenced, 14 March 2015
Archaeology News Network: First ancient genome recovered from the Mediterranean area, 8 Sep 2015
ScienceNordic: Genetics confirm: Migrants brought farming to the Mediterranean, 7 Sep 2015 The first ancient genome of the Mediterranean, 4 Sep 2015 (in Greek)
South China Morning Post: DNA analysis used to trace the origins of buried slaves, 11 March 2015
Newser: How Slave Skeletons Were Finally Traced to Their Home, 10 March 2015
Mail & Guardian Africa: DNA sleuths trace origins of enslaved Africans, Ghana, 10 March 2015
Ars Technica: Genetic data gives a window into the slave trade, 8 Sep 2015
St Martin Island Time: Ancient DNA analysis reveals the origins of the “Zoutsteeg Three”, 10 March 2015
ABC News: DNA traces origins of 17th century African slaves, 9 March 2015
CBS News: DNA analysis traces African slaves back to their roots, 9 March 2015
NBC News: 17th-Century Slaves’ Bones Traced to African Homelands, 9 March 2015
Science Daily: Centuries-old DNA helps identify origins of Caribbean slave skeletons, 9 March 2015 DNA afslører, hvilket område i Afrika slaver kom fra, 9 March 2015 (in Danish) Ancient DNA Reveals African Origins of Enslaved Individuals in Caribbean, 14 March 2015
Heritage Daily: Ancient DNA helps trace origins of Caribbean slaves, 10 March 2015 Técnica permite identificar origem de escravos enviados à América, 10 March 2015 (in Portuguese) Ancient DNA reveals origins of Caribbean slaves, 16 March 2015 Centuries-old DNA helps identify origins of slave skeletons, 11 March 2015 Digging for DNA, 29 January 2015

Media commentary

DR: 10.000 år gammelt tyggegummi gemmer på Skandinaviens ældste DNA, 25 May 2019 (in Danish)
The Atlantic: The DNA of Iceland’s First Known Black Man, Recreated From His Living Descendants, 18 Jan 2018
Science: Did early Easter Islanders sail to South America before Europeans?, 12 October 2017
Science: Egyptian mummy DNA, at last, 2 June 2017
Nature: Mummy DNA unravels ancient Egyptians’ ancestry, 30 May 2017
Ars Technica: Neanderthal teeth tell tales of diet and medicine, 8 March 2017
Nature: Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak, 16 Feb 2017 fossilt dna loeser gaade om stillehavets foerste soefarere, 4 Oct 2016 (in Danish) 2.000 år gammelt skelet fundet på berømt skibsvrag, 20 Sep 2016 (in Danish) Wolf en mens raakten tweemaal bevriend, 3 Jun 2016 (in Dutch) DNA bringer os taet pa menneskets forfader og ryster stamtraeet, 15 Mar 2016 (in Danish) Deel prehistorische Europeanen kwam rechtstreeks uit Afrika, 9 Feb 2016 (in Dutch)
Trouw: De pest waart al meer dan 5000 jaar rond, 24 Oct 2015 (in Dutch)
Nature: Ancient DNA from hot climes yields its secrets, 14 Oct 2015 Bønder i Sydeuropa nedstammer fra samme migranter som bønder i Nordeuropa, 8 Sep 2015
ScienceNordic: Genetics confirm: Migrants brought farming to the Mediterranean, 7 Sep 2015 Mennesket delte Europa med neandertalere i mindst 1000 år, 25 April 2015 (in Danish)