The has nominated two of The Rise research results as the most important Danish research 2015. Follow the link and cast your vote before 28th of March 2016.

The Archaeological Institute of America magazine Archaeology has branded the Rise research about the Egtved girl as one of the top 10 Archaeological discoveries of 2015

Karin M. Frei og Irene Skals takes sample from the EgtvedRead the research article here: Tracing the dynamic life story of a Bronze Age Female (article in Scientific reports, Nature publishing group)

aDNA, Plague and the Bronze Age – new research from the Rise

Early Divergent Strains of Yersinia pestis in Eurasia 5,000 Years Ago (follow link to see article in Cell)

In the news

Bronze Age plague wasn’t spread by fleas (Sciences news)

Bronze Age skeletons were earliest plague victims (Nature news)

Plague infected humans much earlier than previously thought (Cell Press)

Plague has infected humans since Bronze Age, DNA study shows (The Guardian)

Plague traced back to Bronze Age (BBC news)

Historiens største dræber har levet blandt os i årtusinder (

Plague Infected Humans Much Earlier Than Previously Thought (Centre for Geogenetics, Copenhagen)

Pestens første triumf (Weekendavisen af Morten Beiter)


aDNA and population genomics

Population genomics of Bronze Age Eurasia (follow link to see article in Nature)

Debate article in Nature: Human evolution: Ancient DNA steps into the language debate (John Novembre)

News in Nature: DNA data explosion lights up the Bronze Age (Ewen Callaway)

Result from Egtved spread in news

Tracing the dynamic life story of a Bronze Age Female  (article in Sicentific reports, Nature publishing group). One of the top 100 articles in Scientific reports 2015 (of over 11.000 published articles).


Coffin remains tell life story of ancient sun-worshiping priestess (Science magazine)

Glimpse of Bronze Age girl’s daily life from hair, clothes (CBS NEWS)

Bronze Age Woman Had Surprisingly Modern Life (National Geographic)

Prehistoric Danish girl ‘probably born in Germany’ (BBC News)

Des chercheurs retracent l’histoire d’une femme de l’Age de bronze (Le Figaro)

Mädchen pendelte zwischen Schwarzwald und Dänemark (Der Spiegel)

Dansk nationalsymbol kan ha varit svensk (DN)

Egtvedpigen var indvandrer (Politiken)

bronze-age-go-girl (Patricia Waldron)