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Ancient Skeletons Reveal Genetic History Of Central Europe
Smithsonianblog ^ | 10-12-13

Posted on 10/12/2013 5:23:02 PM PDT by Dysart

In genetics, it’s not just the living who advance the field: DNA preserved in the brittle bones of our ancestors can provide significant insight into our genetic history. Such is the case with a new genetic history of Europe, traced by an international team of researchers and published today in Science. By creating a seamless genetic map from 7,500 to 3,500 years ago in one geographic region, scientists discovered that the genetic diversity of modern day Europe can’t be explained by a single migration, as previously thought, but by multiple migrations coming from a range of areas in modern day Europe...

To write the genetic history of Europe is to glance into the evolution of a Western culture and, often, to be greeted with more questions than answers: Why do 45 percent of Europeans share a distinct kind mitochondrial DNA (DNA passed down through the maternal line) known as haplogroup H? What causes one type of mitochondrial DNA to become dominant over another kind? Can changes in an archaeological record mirror changes in a genetic record?...

By comparing the timing of these genetic changes with a timeline of archaeological finds in central Europe, and by looking up the cultural origins of new artifacts that pop up in the timeline when these genetic changes happened, researchers suggest that the genetic history of Europeans was not only affected by a migration of farmers from the Near East, but by subsequent migrations from cultures in to the west (what is now the Iberian Peninsula) and east (what is now Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and other modern Eastern European countries).

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.smithsonianmag.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: centraleurope; genetics; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; skeletons

1 posted on 10/12/2013 5:23:02 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: SunkenCiv

Pingaling


2 posted on 10/12/2013 5:35:44 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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To: Dysart

DNA Ping


3 posted on 10/12/2013 5:38:05 PM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Hegemony Cricket; Dysart; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; ...

Thanks Hegemony Cricket for the ping and Dysart for the topic. I'm going to ping this one as well, nice photo.

4 posted on 10/12/2013 5:43:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Dysart; zot; Interesting Times; Alamo-Girl; NYer

Extract: “can’t be explained by a single migration, as previously thought, but by multiple migrations....”

That shows the ignorance of history by the writer. I remember in high school world history class being taught about the migrations of peoples into Europe from the Middle East and Asia, aka, eastern regions of Russia. but then I was in high school 1961-65, before political correctness took over the teaching of world history and western civilization.


5 posted on 10/12/2013 5:43:21 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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Genetic Roots of Ashkenazi Jews
The Scientist | 10/8/13 | Kate Yandell
Posted on 10/08/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3076370/posts


6 posted on 10/12/2013 7:43:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: GreyFriar

Let’s send them 30 million undocumented Mexicans and see what happens.


7 posted on 10/12/2013 7:51:44 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping!


8 posted on 10/12/2013 8:25:25 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: GreyFriar

That shows the ignorance of history by the writer.

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Most definitely. You and I are in the last generation to be taught the truth, sadly.


9 posted on 10/13/2013 5:28:44 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Dysart

A manage a trosi! Death by sex! Who’s on top!


10 posted on 10/13/2013 6:42:35 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks. I think ancient DNA research is still in its infancy and will reveal many more surprises.


11 posted on 10/13/2013 6:01:16 PM PDT by zot
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To: Young Werther; SunkenCiv

12 posted on 10/16/2013 4:19:24 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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