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Lock of hair pins down early migration of Aborigines
BBC ^ | September 22, 2011 | Leila Battison

Posted on 09/22/2011 7:36:33 PM PDT by decimon

A lock of hair has helped scientists to piece together the genome of Australian Aborigines and rewrite the history of human dispersal around the world.

DNA from the hair demonstrates that indigenous Aboriginal Australians were the first to separate from other modern humans, around 70,000 years ago.

This challenges current theories of a single phase of dispersal from Africa.

An international team of researchers published their findings in the journal Science.

While the Aboriginal populations were trailblazing across Asia and into Australia, the remaining humans stayed around North Africa and the Middle East until 24,000 years ago.

Only then did they spread out and colonise Europe and Asia, but the indigenous Aborigines had been established in Australia for 25,000 years.

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Comparison with Eurasian populations show that the Australian Aborigines have a similar percentage of Neanderthal genes within their DNA as their Eurasian counterparts, suggesting that any interbreeding occurred before the Aborigines embarked on their colonising journey.

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(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: australia; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble

1 posted on 09/22/2011 7:36:37 PM PDT by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Hair pin turn ping.


2 posted on 09/22/2011 7:37:24 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

3 posted on 09/22/2011 7:38:26 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

4 posted on 09/22/2011 7:41:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: decimon

Yes, yes, I see it!

5 posted on 09/22/2011 7:43:01 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: decimon
How do you make a lock out of hair pins?

(enquiring minds want to know)

6 posted on 09/22/2011 7:47:50 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: decimon

coz the Aussies had a high-tech reusable secret weapon, the BOOMERANG


7 posted on 09/22/2011 7:53:52 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Oztrich Boy

Haven’t you heard of a hair pin lock?


8 posted on 09/22/2011 7:56:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Oztrich Boy
How do you make a lock out of hair pins?

No, no, you open the lock with the hair pin. I saw that in a movie so it must be true.

9 posted on 09/22/2011 7:57:13 PM PDT by decimon
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To: JoeProBono

They have such a distinct look that it’s easy to believe they were an isolated population.


10 posted on 09/22/2011 7:59:23 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

I just read a book that said Aborigines in Aus. believe they have been there for 40,000 years.


11 posted on 09/22/2011 8:05:10 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: decimon
Mungo Man

Lake Mungo is a dry lake in south-western New South Wales, Australia. Many important archaeological findings have been made at the lake, most significantly the discovery of the remains of Mungo Man, the oldest human remains found in Australia, and Mungo Lady, the oldest human remains in the world to be ritually cremated.

Painting of life at Lake Mungo by Giovanni Caselli. Note the fish traps, the wide variety of food hunted and collected, and the gunyahs or dwellings.

12 posted on 09/22/2011 8:06:52 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Thanks.

...Mungo Man...

sounds like a bunch of guys I've worked with.

13 posted on 09/22/2011 8:30:36 PM PDT by decimon
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To: blam
Which of the figures in the picture is Mungo Jerry?

Did the Aborigines bring the dingo with them when they first got to Australia, or did the dingoes come later?

14 posted on 09/22/2011 8:36:03 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
"Did the Aborigines bring the dingo with them when they first got to Australia, or did the dingoes come later? "

We just recently had a thread about that and I can't find it.

I think later...not 70,000 years ago.

15 posted on 09/22/2011 8:43:53 PM PDT by blam
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To: decimon

I’m sorry, but this is like wow kinda resarch. I never thought growing up that we would ever know the origins of man, where we came from, so this is amazing.


16 posted on 09/22/2011 8:47:18 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: decimon; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks decimon.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


17 posted on 09/22/2011 9:09:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: decimon

What did I miss? A year or two ago there was this loud voice saying Neanderthals didn’t breed with humans. Now they’re finding Neanderthal DNA in humans?


18 posted on 09/22/2011 9:15:18 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: blam

I don’t remember that thread but I would guess it was later—I don’t think there is evidence for domestication of dogs that early.


19 posted on 09/22/2011 9:25:49 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: bunkerhill7

Lol, I don’t know when the boomerang was invented, but I think it wasn’t until they got to Australia, otherwise other Negroid Asiatics would use it too, wouldn’t they?

The real secret weapons were probably spear throwers and reed boats.


20 posted on 09/22/2011 9:28:14 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PistolPaknMama
What did I miss? A year or two ago there was this loud voice saying Neanderthals didn’t breed with humans. Now they’re finding Neanderthal DNA in humans?

You missed a whole bunch of threads on that.

21 posted on 09/22/2011 10:51:26 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Anyone look like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwNJla8WvoY


22 posted on 09/23/2011 2:40:44 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: decimon

These people don’t want to permit any ship contact between Europe and the East Coast of the US. Or South America. Oh well! They undoubtly are land lubbers.


23 posted on 09/23/2011 8:29:14 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: decimon
Aboriginal Australians were the first to separate from other modern humans, around 70,000 years ago.

Sometimes it doesn't pay to be an early adopter.

24 posted on 09/23/2011 8:29:14 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: Boogieman

``DNA from the hair demonstrates that indigenous Aboriginal Australians were the first to separate from other modern humans, around 70,000 years ago-``

``Only then did they spread out and colonise Europe and Asia, but the indigenous Aborigines had been established in Australia for 25,000 years.``

``The boomerang was invented between 25000 to 50000 years ago-``
www.culturequest.us/aboriginal_tools/boomerang.htm

70,000 minus 25,000 equals 45,000 years= coincidence?

``Throwing sticks like boomerangs have been around for more than 15 000 years and were invented independently by a number of different cultures. People in Egypt, Africa, Europe and North America used throwing sticks but the returning boomerang is unique to the Australian Aborigines.``

http://www.questacon.edu.au/indepth/clever/aboriginal_technology.html


25 posted on 09/23/2011 9:35:45 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: PistolPaknMama; decimon
KEYWORDS: neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals
26 posted on 09/24/2011 6:58:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: decimon

I’m assuming the Maori are part of that group, as well? I guess they just continued the journey on over to what is now New Zealand.


27 posted on 09/24/2011 8:44:01 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
I’m assuming the Maori are part of that group, as well?

If the DNA fits.

28 posted on 09/24/2011 10:02:42 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon; SunkenCiv; UCANSEE2

in order to open a hair pin lock you have to make a hair pin turn.


29 posted on 09/24/2011 10:57:52 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill

;’)


30 posted on 09/24/2011 11:58:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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