EXTRACT SKELETON DNA
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[ June 19th 2005 ]
and American archaeologists have successfully
extracted DNA from a skeleton unearthed in the
grounds of an English church in the hope of identifying
one of the founders of Jamestown.
Press, researches removed a small part of
Elizabeth Gosnold Tilney's skeleton from beneath
the floor of All Saints Church in the English
village of Shelley, 60 miles northeast of London.
She is the sister of Capt. Batholomew Gosnold,
who oversaw the expedition that led to the 1607
founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English
sample will be analyzed at the Smithsonian National
Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.,
and compared to a sample taken from the skeleton
believed to be Gosnold's, Associated Press reports.