Skip to comments.CSIC recovers part of the genome of 2 hunter-gatherer individuals from 7,000 years ago
Posted on 06/30/2012 5:31:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
A team of scientists, led by researcher Carles Lalueza-Fox from CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), has recovered -- for the first time in history -- part of the genome of two individuals living in the Mesolithic Period, 7000 years ago. Remains have been found at La Braña-Arintero site, located at Valdelugueros (León), Spain. The study results, published in the Current Biology magazine, indicate that current Iberian populations don't come from these groups genetically.
The Mesolithic Period, framed between the Paleolithic and Neolithic Periods, is characterized by the advent of agriculture, coming from the Middle East. Therefore, the genome found is the oldest from Prehistory, and exceeds Ötzi, the Iceman, in 1700 years.
Researchers have also recovered the complete mitochondrial DNA of one of these individuals, through which they could determine that European populations from Mesolithic Period were very uniform genetically. Carles Lauleza-Fox, from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), states: "These hunters-gatherers shared nomadic habits and had a common origin. Despite their geographical distance, individuals from the regions corresponding to the current England, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, and Spain, shared the same mitochondrial lineage".
The DNA data, which represent the 1.34% and the 0.5% of both individuals total genome, show that they are not directly connected to current populations of the Iberian Peninsula. Iberians from the Mesolithic Period were closer to current populations of northern Europe, who could have assimilated part of the genetic legacy of these hunters-gatherers.
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This is a reconstruction of individual Braña-1, whose skeleton was almost complete and in good condition. [ credit: Alberto Tapia ]
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If longevity of a group is what you’re looking for, check out Basque history and bloodlines. Their language is unique and ancient. They have a blood condition that... read up on them, very interesting!
Given the lack of a writing system (the only pre-Roman inscriptions in Iberia are, in order, Greek, and distantly behind that are some Phoenician, so-called Tartessian, and various Celtic oghams) or surviving inscriptions, I've never seen any real evidence (plenty of chimerical stuff on the web though) that the Basques were in Iberia prior to the Romans.
Population Rh(D) Neg Rh(D) Pos Rh(D) Neg alleles Basque people 21-36% 65% approx 60% Native Americans approx 1% 99% approx 10%America B.C.A fascinating letter I received from a Shoshone Indian who had been traveling in the Basque country of Spain tells of his recognition of Shoshone words over there, including his own name, whose Shoshone meaning proved to match the meaning attached to a similar word by the modern Basques. Unfortunately I mislaid this interesting letter. If the Shoshone scholar who wrote to me should chance to see these words I hope he will forgive me and contact me again. The modern Basque settlers of Idaho may perhaps bring forth a linguist to investigate matters raised in this chapter. [p 173]
by Barry Fell
find it in a nearby library
Aren’t Basques related to the Finns and Hungarians?
From the limited reading I’ve done I’d answer no to that.
The Green Bay Packers need this type on their Defensive Line! Dee-Fence Dee-Fence! Go Pack Go!
On their wedding day, what does a Basque give to his wife that is long and hard?
His last name.
I know that you are not fond of Huff Post, but I think this story is completely apolitical and might have other interesting details.
Looks like they’ve dug up Uncle Gomez...
Perhaps they have common ancestry through the Solutrean Culture.
:’) Someday we may know.
Thanks, skipping HuffPo, here’s the original source:
Cavemen Bones Yield Oldest Modern Human DNA
Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor
Date: 28 June 2012 Time: 12:01 PM ET
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