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kingmudsy  ·  1668 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Ancient 'Chewing Gum' Can Tell Us About Life 5,700 Years Ago

This is the most exciting part of the article to me:

    Warinner recently tried analyzing chewed-up stems from a cave in Mexico, though unfortunately little information was preserved. As technology has dramatically improved, she says, scientists should be trying to test more objects that they find on archaeological sites for DNA.

    "It gives me inspiration to go out and start looking for more of these unusual contexts in which we might find interesting information," Warinner says.

Creative thought combined with technological advancement, catalyzed by a landmark discovery in a niche field? Yes please! I can't wait to see where this new(-ish) line of inquiry goes :)