In naming the dead: Autosomal and Y-chromosomal STR typing on human skeletal remains from an 18th/19th century aristocratic crypt in Gallspach, Upper Austria
Schwarz, Reinhard; Renhart, Silvia; Gruber, Heinz; Klimesch, Wolfgang; Neuhuber, Franz; Cemper-Kiesslich, Jan
Ancient DNA analyses have shown to be a powerful tool in the joint transdisciplinary assessment of archaeological records involving human remains. In this study we set out to identify single inhumations by synoptically evaluating the historical, archaeological, anthropological and molecular records on human remains from the crypt of the aristocratic family of Hoheneck (or: Hohenegg) dating to the 18th and 19th century AD. A total of 11 individuals were under investigation, yielding complete autosomal and Y-chromosomal STR profiles for 5 persons clearly showing a family group. DNA results, anthropological data and archaeological records taken together resulted in (almost) unambiguous correlation to historical records on the persons entombed in the crypt.
family of hoheneck • noble family crypt • genealogy • autosomal str analysis • y-chromosomal str analysis • synoptic evaluation • human nuclear dna • individual assignment • family kinship analysis • ancient dna