View Full Version : DNA from remains from Ireland?

25-11-12, 21:09
Does anyone know if there has been DNA extracted or analyzed, from the supposedly Neolithic skeletal remains found in various tombs in Ireland?
Whilst I can find information regarding such remains I cannot find anything showing if they have ever been tested or if they have, any results published regarding them. I`m sure they must have been and I`m not looking in the right place, so if anyone has any information on this or can let me know of any links, I would appreciate it.
In particular I am interested regarding :

Poulnabrone Portal Tomb in Co. Clare where was found what appeared to be remains of 22 Neolithic individuals. Buried outside was the remains of a baby (appeared to be from Bronze Age).

Well Glass Spring Wedge Tomb, Co. Londonderry/Derry. Skeletal remains and sherds of "Beaker" pottery found.

Kilhoyle Tomb, Co.Derry/Londonderry. Fragments of what seemed to be two adults, one female and one male found alongside Neolithic pottery and a Bronze Age arrowhead.