QLB26 (a man) had mtdna previously reported in Brandt et al, 2013, now we have the rest of him. Although I don't believe the osteological observations are new, this is the first time I have read this of any Beaker... From Matheison et al:
"A notable observation from the physical anthropological examination is traits at the acetabulum and the femur head suggesting that the individual frequently rode horses."
|Beaker Recreation from Tatort Eulau Mystery Documentary|
Whether by horses or boats, mobility is key to the Beaker phenomenon. I think this is why they have been such a troublesome group of ancients.
The two females are from the Benzingerode-Heimburg area, one is unspecified in age, the other is an old woman. Both mtdna profiles were previously reported.
Hopefully, I can re-attack the paper later today or tomorrow...