The mummified bodies were not those of newcomers to the region, according to the latest findings. Photo: Handout from Wenying Li
The mummified bodies were not those of newcomers to the region, according to the latest findings. Photo: Handout from Wenying Li

Xinjiang mummies’ origins closer to home than we thought, study finds

  • Earliest human remains found in the Chinese region to date are descended from an ancient Asian population, according to international research
  • The 4,000-year-old bodies discovered in boat coffins have confounded scientists for decades

Topic |   Archaeology and palaeontology
The mummified bodies were not those of newcomers to the region, according to the latest findings. Photo: Handout from Wenying Li
The mummified bodies were not those of newcomers to the region, according to the latest findings. Photo: Handout from Wenying Li
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