The genetic evidence for human origin of Jivaroan shrunken heads in collections from the Polish museums


Advances in forensic identification using molecular genetics are helpful in resolving some historical mysteries. The aim of this study was to confirm the authenticity of shrunken-head artifacts exhibited by two Polish museums. Shrunken heads, known as tsantsas, were headhunting trophies of South American Indians (Jivaroan). A special preparation preserved… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00414-016-1448-7


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