very small sample from bone, part of the chest
tissue, as well as a few strands of hair were
selected for the primary studies which led to the
extraction of the DNA samples.
said that the DNA test shows that the Second Salt
Man was in good physical condition and was over
185 centimeters tall.
DNA studies will provide more information about
the genetic structure of the human race and
genetic changes over the years, he added.
remains of the Second Salt Man were discovered at
the Hamzehlu salt mine near Zanjan in northwest
. It is still not clear when the Second Salt Man
lived, but the remains were found about 30 to 40
meters from the place where the 1700-year-old
First Salt Man was discovered.