Research project started with DNA samples Were the Yeti really?
Was that the Yeti look like? Are we people related to him? The researchers want to find out now.
The scientists now want to find a DNA test. They examine hair, bone and other tissue samples, which allegedly come from the Yeti.
The “Oxford Lausanne Collateral Hominid” project is to analyze the latest technology available.
The major objective: The researchers want to find out whether it is actually the remains of this mythical creature is not officially identified.
In traditions of the Yeti as a two-legged, hairy mythical creature is described, two to three meters high and about 200 kilograms. Alleged footprints, about 43 centimeters long, were found mainly in snowy regions. Whether Abominable Snowman or ape – important for the science would be to clarify whether there is a link to the early human species.
The material comes primarily from the archives of the Swiss biologist who died in 2001 Bernard Heuvelman. He is considered the father of cryptozoology. This science is concerned with species that were mentioned in stories are collected but not yet scientifically. Officially, these so-called cryptids are either unknown or extinct.
The huge archive Heuvelmans impressive addition to keep tissue samples endless reports, books and photos. These he collected during his years of traveling through Europe, Africa, America and Indonesia. In addition, the project has also publicly called for sending the corresponding samples.
Prove the existence of cryptids would be a sensation in the history of evolution!
In the past two years have demonstrated that interbreeding between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens did. “People in Europe have about two to four percent of Neanderthal DNA,” said Bryan Sykes, professor of human genetics, who heads together with Michel Sartori, director of the Zoology Museum in Lausanne, the project.
The analysis will continue until November. The results will be published in a scientific journal.