Poster Presentation at Indian Archaeological Society, Pune, INDIA

We will present our study "Ancient DNA Analysis of Animal Bones: Studies on Cases from Indian and Korean Archaeological Sites" at the Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society.

Deccan College (India) and Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University (South Korea) plan to make collaboration on bioarchaeological researches in both countries. In such an effort, researchers in both institute tried to study on the biological samples from Rakhigarhi site, one of the largest metropolitan cites of ancient Harappan civilization. Using the animal bones collected from the site, an attempt was made to extract ancient DNA by a modified phenol- chloroform method. For analysis of aDNA from the cattle bones of Rakhigarhi site, we tried to develop a multiplex amplification system of Bos taurus mtDNA genome from much recent Joseon period cattle bone samples. Our study would be done using next generation sequencing technique; and bioinformatics analysis will be performed on the data. Ours will be an invaluable stepping stone for future studies on the genetic diversity and structure of Bos taurus and Bos indicus of Asian continent

Hong with a poster

Photo of the Meeting... at Pune


  1. @ 신동훈
    The importance of Rakhigarhi Human aDNA is gigantic! not just for the identification of the people of Great Harappan civilization but for the important Indo-European question also! Y-DNA like R1a1a,J2 and in some cases R1b (For Europe) and their specific SNPs also are linked with the Indo-European presence since they are very related with current Indo-European populations and ancient Indo-European Archaeological Sites also....
    The aDNA that your team will bring is most likely to solve the Indo-European question for South Asia at least if not the world!
    So it will be a great nobility if you kindly update us on the Rakhigarhi Human aDNA research if of course there is any progress.
    Good Day.

  2. Thanks for your comment. I clearly understand what you comment on. =)

    1. Sir,
      So we can expect an update on this monumental aDNA study? Will it be sooner or will take some more time?
      Good Day.


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