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Scratchy Scalps Help Glue Together Pieces of an Ancient Past
Scientists find human DNA preserved in lice cement from the heads of South American mummies.
ABOVE: UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE SAN JUAN
Scratchy Scalps Help Glue Together Pieces of an Ancient Past
Scratchy Scalps Help Glue Together Pieces of an Ancient Past

Scientists find human DNA preserved in lice cement from the heads of South American mummies.

Scientists find human DNA preserved in lice cement from the heads of South American mummies.

ABOVE: UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE SAN JUAN

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