A new DNA analysis from remains on the Greek island of Crete suggests that the Minoans were indigenous Europeans, thus shedding new light on a debate over the provenance of Greece's ancient Minoan culture.

A team of researchers in the United States and Greece has used mitochondrial DNA analysis of Minoan skeletal remains to determine the likely ancestors of the ancient people.

The mitochondrial DNA (stored in the cell's "batteries" and passed down, more or less uncha...

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