Top stories: Ancient Germany’s missing girls, present-day Greenland’s dying ice, and dino proteins

Science | AAAS | 10/11/2019 | Staff
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Why are adult daughters missing from ancient German cemeteries?

Four thousand years ago, the Early Bronze Age farmers of southern Germany had no Homer to chronicle their marriages, travails, and family fortunes. But a detailed picture of their social structure has now emerged. By combining evidence from DNA, artifacts, and chemical clues in teeth, an interdisciplinary team unraveled relationships and inheritance patterns in several generations of high-ranking families buried in cemeteries on their farmsteads—and discovers clues to why ancient German cemeteries are often totally missing adult daughters.

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Greenland’s ice sheet holds enough water to raise seas by 7 meters—and no one knows whether, or how fast, that water will be unleashed by a warming world. A project to monitor every aspect of the fast-shrinking Helheim Glacier seeks the answers to these questions, and more.

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