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Researchers from the Institute of Forensic Research and Jagielonian University have used a new method of determining hair and eye color from modern forensic samples that can also be used to identify details from ancient human remains. Researchers used the HIrisPlex DNA analysis system to reconstruct the hair and eye color of Polish General Wladyslaw Sikorski, who lived from 1881 to 1943. They discovered that General Sikorski had blue eyes and blond hair.
“DNA analysis of ancient skeletal remains is invaluable in evolutionary biology for exploring the history of species, including humans.