June 17, 2024

Ancient DNA reveals the secrets of Crannogs

Ancient DNA reveals the secrets of Crannogs

The historical settlements of man-made islands in northern Europe, known as Kranoge, were the center of the society’s elite, according to DNA analyses. That’s the conclusion reached by a team led by Anthony Brown of the University of Southampton based on sediment samples found in and around Crannogs in Scotland and Ireland. The data indicates that the people in the Crannogs stored grain and kept valuable animals such as cattle, sheep, pigs, and wild deer. The working group published its findings In the trade magazine “Ancient Antiquity”.