Authorities intend to build a new highway near the plains of Hungary in order to help the traveler to fasten their speed towards the Eastern Europe. This particular area is merely a kind of road that joins the two large continents Asia and Europe.
Surprisingly, the construction of highway uncovered some remnants of ancient people. These fossils that are found from the site of under construction highway are approximately 7,800 years to 2,800 years old.
Researchers are really eager to gather new information with the help of these remnants. They closely examine the DNA of thirteen different individual through the “Petrous bone”. Petrous bone is an extremely important bone since it contains an almost 183 percent more amount of DNA as compared to the ordinary bones present in human body. Therefore, the scientists consider it the best bone for the study of ancient DNA.
Fortunately, these bones provide some insight about prehistoric changes in the body structure and gene of ancient ancestor. It revealed that these people were extremely intolerant of lactose.
Moreover, it indicates that the people of Bronze and Iron Age did not utilize any kind of milk products.
Undoubtedly, it is really startling news as it is a general conception that people of that era are famous for their cattle farming and other dairy products.
The report is printed in the 21st October edition of journal Nature Communication.