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Ancient DNA reveals Europe's dynamic genetic history
phys.org ^ | 6 hours ago

Posted on 04/23/2013 5:49:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.

The study, published today in Nature Communications, reveals a dramatic series of events including major migrations from both Western Europe and Eurasia, and signs of an unexplained genetic turnover about 4000-5000 years ago.

The research was performed at the University of Adelaide's Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD). Researchers used DNA extracted from bone and teeth samples from prehistoric human skeletons to sequence a group of maternal genetic lineages that are now carried by up to 45% of Europeans.

(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: ancietndna; dna; epigraphyandlanguage; europe; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; skeletons
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To: BenLurkin; SunkenCiv
The actual abstract from the original article is much clearer than the phys. org. piece (no blame to you, BL, just stating the fact). The abstract:

Abstract•

Haplogroup H dominates present-day Western European mitochondrial DNA variability (>40%), yet was less common (~19%) among Early Neolithic farmers (~5450 BC) and virtually absent in Mesolithic hunter-gatherers. Here we investigate this major component of the maternal population history of modern Europeans and sequence 39 complete haplogroup H mitochondrial genomes from ancient human remains. We then compare this ‘real-time’ genetic data with cultural changes taking place between the Early Neolithic (~5450 BC) and Bronze Age (~2200 BC) in Central Europe. Our results reveal that the current diversity and distribution of haplogroup H were largely established by the Mid Neolithic (~4000 BC), but with substantial genetic contributions from subsequent pan-European cultures such as the Bell Beakers expanding out of Iberia in the Late Neolithic (~2800 BC). Dated haplogroup H genomes allow us to reconstruct the recent evolutionary history of haplogroup H and reveal a mutation rate 45% higher than current estimates for human mitochondria.

21 posted on 04/23/2013 7:46:59 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: BenLurkin

The Beaker people showed up about 10 miles south of Leicester in central England, around 2000 B.C. A burial mound was found a stones throw from Smeeton-Westerby in the ‘70’s.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 7:58:49 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Jude in WV
So I take it your daughter is a Christian Christian? If so, she is a brave lady for taking up a filed of science that very few Christians populate. However, the more Christians like her get into the intricate field of genetic science, the better Christians will be prepared to battle the l;ies of the enemy.

have you read the book, "Genetic Entropy & the Mystery of the Genome"? It does an excellent job of laying out the scientific case against mutations resulting in the origin of species. It's a great read for anyone who is serious about understanding the science and facts about how mutations can never advance to a better species as Darwin and evolutionists claim.

It seems like a difficult read, but the author, Dr. John Sanford, did a great job of bringing the sometimes difficult to grasp scientific discussions on DNA and biology down to a layman's lever of understanding.

If you haven't, I would suggest it to be a must for every serious Christians library, and send a copy to your daughter if she doesn't already own a copy. I am sure she has already read it if she is a Christian. Well considering her field of expertise anyway.


23 posted on 04/23/2013 8:16:00 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

I find it interesting the people who claim beief in an omnipotent God so readily embrace such works as proof that he could not have created life with the ability to evolve.


24 posted on 04/23/2013 8:23:21 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: reed13k
Many people fail to notice - the fish lived
Actually, probably 90% of all fish died in the flood. That is why there is so much fossil records of aquatic life on mountains all over the world. Fossils of aquatic life has even been found on Mt Everest.

We actually have more fossils on land of aquatic life than any other life that had perished from the flood.

It's not unusual for large amounts of aquatic life to die in flood conditions. Along with the loss of their natural habitat, there is the amount of aquatic life that dies from being stranded on dry land when the flood waters recede.
25 posted on 04/23/2013 8:26:20 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: tacticalogic

I always looked at the study of Evolution as to trying to understand how God works....I never understood why Evolution and Creationism had to be considered mutually exclusive concepts.


26 posted on 04/23/2013 8:29:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
I always looked at the study of Evolution as to trying to understand how God works....I never understood why Evolution and Creationism had to be considered mutually exclusive concepts.

I can't find any logical reason why it has to be an either/or equation, either. But I see all manner of linguistic legerdemain committed in pursuit of trying to make it appear so.

27 posted on 04/23/2013 8:34:07 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Never heard of Milesian legends. What are they?


28 posted on 04/23/2013 8:34:15 PM PDT by married21
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To: married21

There are a lot of very chatty, ornate recountings but this is very concise and cuts to the chase:

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/m/milesians.html

Iberian soldiers wiped out the natives, known as the Firbolg.


29 posted on 04/23/2013 8:55:06 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: married21

... and a more detailed treatment devoid of the genealogical ramblings that tend to go along with the subject:

http://www.hispano-irish.es/en/Common-History-8/1/THE-SPANISH-MILESIAN-INVASION-13


30 posted on 04/23/2013 9:02:57 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Colorado Doug

I’d “Lol” if it wasn’t so sad...


31 posted on 04/23/2013 9:04:58 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: RegulatorCountry

Thanks. The Milesian word reminds me of “miletus” as in “polio miletus”. Wonder what the connection is there, but I suppose that’s too much of a tangent to delve into here.


32 posted on 04/23/2013 9:42:39 PM PDT by married21
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To: Colorado Doug; BenLurkin; SunkenCiv; All

That is the period when swarms of conquerors swarmed out of Central Asia, I can’t think of their name(s) just now, tired aging brain and all that. If I think of it tomorrow I will message again. The hypothesis is that the earlier European cultures were matriarchal and the invading cultures were patriarchal, which shows up very strongly in the Bible were women are relegated to inferiority and sin.


33 posted on 04/23/2013 10:05:09 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Sawdring

surely you jest. ;-)


34 posted on 04/23/2013 10:06:18 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Sherman Logan

The proto-Celts were supposed to have come from the Caucasus region.


35 posted on 04/23/2013 10:13:59 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Sawdring

he did. they were just little ones though. after the global temperature changes they either perished or adapted as smaller versions.


36 posted on 04/23/2013 10:35:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: tacticalogic

It all depends upon what level of evolveing you suggest.

We evolve within our environment, but we do not evolve from one species to another.

Never has any proof been found that a cat, evolved to a dog, nor that a bird evolved into a cat.

We evolve within our need to survive in the environment we live.

We will evolve to gain thicker bones to live in colder climates, and we will evolve into having thinner bones after a few generations to cool off in warmer climates, but we never ever evolve into another species of life.

Look at the evidence, there has never been and never will be evidence of nano evolutionary changes in any species on earth.

Plus, all evolutionary changes are changes that loose information, never do they gain information. You cannot get better by removing information.

Try doing that in anything you do. Remove anything that is needed to work and you will not get a better result, you will get a result that is lacking. that is because every time you digress you get farther and farther away from the main subject. Whether it be life, or a topic you are discussing with another person.


37 posted on 04/23/2013 11:16:20 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

Thanks, I will check this book out. She is a very serious Christian. What she doesn’t understand, she leaves to God, the creator.
Some of the professors in her graduate studies/research were Christians, also.
She told me to read “The Language of God”, a book by Dr. Francis Collins. He is Director of US National Institutes of Health. He earned an award for the Human Genome Project.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Language_of_God:_A_Scientist_Presents_Evidence_for_Belief


38 posted on 04/24/2013 4:41:59 AM PDT by Jude in WV
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To: OneVike

Thanks, I will check this book out. She is a very serious Christian. What she doesn’t understand, she leaves to God, the creator.
Some of the professors in her graduate studies/research were Christians, also.
She told me to read “The Language of God”, a book by Dr. Francis Collins. He is Director of US National Institutes of Health. He earned an award for the Human Genome Project.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Language_of_God:_A_Scientist_Presents_Evidence_for_Belief


39 posted on 04/24/2013 4:51:14 AM PDT by Jude in WV
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To: married21

Myelitis signifies an inflammation of the nerve’s myelin sheath.


40 posted on 04/24/2013 5:31:44 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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