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Gene analysis reveals Bronze Age slavery

Gene analysis reveals Bronze Age slavery High status families in late Neolithic and Bronze Age Germany kept slaves, genetic analysis reveals. The finding, reported in the journal Science, provides fresh insight into ancient life in Europe, showing that complex slave-owning societies were well established long before those of classical Greece and Rome. The research, centred on genome-wide data gathered from 104 individuals buried in Germany’s Lech Valley between about 2500 BCE and 1700 BCE, was conducted by researchers led by…

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