GENEALOGY-DNA-L Archives

Archiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2012-02 > 1330302863


From: Raymond Whritenour <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Has anyone here gotten DNA from hair? Or archaeologicalbones?
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:34:23 -0500
References: <618095.1330268407769.JavaMail.root@elwamui-hound.atl.sa.earthlink.net>,, , <006d01ccf49b$ec7ceca0$c576c5e0$@net>,,,<BLU151-W333957645E16ADF3BA82BDB5680@phx.gbl>,,,<008b01ccf4ad$592c5960$0b850c20$@net>,,,<BLU151-W16D676B23E1ACBC7F5AC32B5680@phx.gbl>,, , <CAEGE+4XG5fB6PJ3W7YHtqS43vxb-usQNT-=3VBjQsBMOiY2Otg@mail.gmail.com>,, <BLU126-W111A4AEF5314B9F1433E6C92680@phx.gbl>,<BLU126-W15AEE383A5070B2614E62F92680@phx.gbl>,<8486E2C315F94DFCBE4A837F8803667C@JohnPC>
In-Reply-To: <8486E2C315F94DFCBE4A837F8803667C@JohnPC>


You would have to ask them (FTDNA). Pricing might be case-specific, but, I know someone who asked, recently, and received an estimate in that ball park. Ray W.
> From:
> To:
> Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:32:29 +1300
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Has anyone here gotten DNA from hair? Or archaeologicalbones?
>
> Would that $750 ball park also apply to archaeological teeth/ bones?
>
> A person of interest to my surname project died about the year 1200, and is
> lying in a cathedral crypt. Although I have never tried, I presume that
> road blocks and red tape would prevent access to attempt DNA sampling from
> this type of source.
>
> I have often wondered about DNA testing of archaeological Bronze Age, Iron
> Age, or even Anglo Saxon teeth/ bones from my ancestral area of UK. Clearly
> such a lottery would not likely tell me about my own specific Y-DNA line,
> but it would potentially tell something about the which ancient populations
> have matches with local populations in the area.
>
> As archaeological DNA testing becomes more feasible, perhaps it could
> potentially support an "archaeological-dna" forum of it's own. Are there
> any such forums existing at the moment?
>
> John.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Raymond Whritenour
> Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 7:51 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Has anyone here gotten DNA from hair?
>
>
> By the way, FTDNA will still do testing on a non-standard sample, for
> somewhere around $750. Ray Whritenour
>
>
> -------------------------------
> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message



This thread: