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Glimpse of Bronze Age girl's daily life from hair, clothes

One of the most significant finds of the Bronze Age, the remains of a teenage girl discovered in Denmark, is starting to give up her secrets.

Found in a large burial mound back in 1921, she was named the Egtved girl for the town in Denmark where she was laid to rest 3,400 years ago. Her bones had disintegrated but her clothing, fingernails and hair were intact.

That has proved enough for scientists in Denmark to start piecing together the final few years of her life. Using strontium isotope analysis of enamel from the girl's molar, scientists believed she most likely hailed from southern Germany. And by doing the same analysis on her thumbnail and 23-centimeter-long hair, they

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