DNA Archaeology

Archaeologists use DNA to piece together puzzles of the past. Compare your DNA to famous or notable people in history

DNA Archaeology Database

The DNA Archaeology database allows people who have tested their DNA to read about how DNA is used in archaeological studies and compare their genetic markers against published DNA sequences from ancient and historical individuals. You will be able to continuously access the newest DNA archaeology discoveries as they become available.

Sample Studies

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette was the vivacious Queen of France who was, and still is, associated with the extravagant lifestyles of the 18th century monarchy. She is perhaps one of the most illustrious women in European history – in part because of her lavish lifestyle, but also because of her tragic downfall, which ultimately led to her death.

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Nicholas Romanov

Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918), the last Tsar of the Russian Empire was born in Saint Petersburg. He was the eldest son of Emperor Alexander III and Maria Fyodorovna of Denmark. He married Princess Alix of Hesse-Darmstadt in 1894 and became Tsar in 1896. Tsar Nicholas II was the last Emperor of Russia and ruled until the Russian Revolution in 1917. He and his family were killed by Bolshevik authorities in the cellar of the Iptiev House in Yeaterinburg, Russia on July 17, 1918.

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Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan (c. 1162-1227), born as Temujin, was a world renowned 13th century Mongol Emperor. Khan is known to most for his brutality and bloodthirsty conquests, but he is also remembered by Mongols today as the father of the Mongol Nation, now known as Mongolia. He is considered by historians to be one of the greatest military minds in history and the Mongol Empire that he established from 120 to 1227 which spanned from Germany to China was the largest contiguous empire ever established in civilization.

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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria was the longest reigning British Monarch; her reign lasted for more than 63 years. During this time period, rightfully termed the Victorian era, there were vast changes in the British society. Britain was at the pinnacle of the Industrial Revolution, where new advances in science and technology flourished and brought about a booming economy.

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