From ansa.it: Tomb reveals ancient trade network.
The tomb of a woman who died around 2,600 years ago on the eastern Italian coast is helping archaeologists piece together the vast trade network that once linked this area with the Middle East, North Africa and Greece.
Experts working on a tomb near the port of Ancona say the site contains over 650 artefacts from the 7th century BC, including numerous items made in other parts of the world. [continue]
I wonder what kinds of human linkages a DNA or mitichondrial analysis woud provide.