25 Aug 2016

Pitcairn pigtails may have belonged to Bounty mutineers

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 25 August 2016

DNA experts are to investigate a collection of 18th century pigtails believed to be from the Bounty mutineers who settled Pitcairn Island in the late 1700s. Scientists hope to be able to extract DNA from the hair and match it to living descendants of the crewmen.