DNA analysis suggests people migrated from Siberia to Finland 3,500 years ago
The new research offers a glimpse of human movement across Fennoscandia between 3,500 and 1,500 years ago.
For the first time, scientists have used genetic analysis to confirm the link between Finland and Siberia. The research showed Siberian ancestry migrated from Russia’s Kola Peninsula to Finland several thousand years ago.
Scientists confirmed the link by comparing DNA from 3,500-year-old bones and teeth recovered from Bolshoy Oleny Island, located along the Kola Peninsula, to DNA from remains excavated from a 1,500-year-old water burial in Finland.