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Ancient DNA Ties Native Americans From Two Continents To Clovis
npr.org ^ | February 13, 2014 3:03 AM | Richard Harris

Posted on 02/13/2014 6:20:31 PM PST by BenLurkin

Clovis artifacts were common for about 400 years, starting about 13,000 years ago. But at this point, there is only one set of human remains associated with those sorts of tools: that of the baby from Montana.

"So this genetic study actually provides us with a look at who these people were," Waters says.

The most obvious conclusion from the study is that the Clovis people who lived on the Anzick site in Montana were genetically very much like Native Americans throughout the Western Hemisphere.

"The Anzick family is directly ancestral to so many peoples in the Americas," says Eske Willerslev, from the University of Copenhagen. "That's astonishing!"

He led the effort to read that genome. The genes reveal that early Americans are the product of two lineages that most likely met and interbred in Asia before making the trek across the Bering land bridge.

"So this strongly suggests that there was a single migration of people into the Americas," Waters says. "And these people were probably the people who eventually gave rise to Clovis."

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: anzickboy; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble

1 posted on 02/13/2014 6:20:31 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Has Maury Povich determined the “baby daddy”?


2 posted on 02/13/2014 6:23:51 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: BenLurkin

Since all Native Americans came across the Bering straight about 20,000 years ago there probably would have been a lot of interbreeding. It was just a narrow strip of land (or ice) at the time.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 6:24:29 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Yes, but they will be revealed after the commercial break.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 6:24:53 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin

Chronologically it would seem the migration happened during the last ice age.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 6:27:41 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Track9

Oh GREAT! NOW`china will lay claim to America just as they are laying claim to Taiwan.

We were there first. You have 2 weeks to move out.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 6:35:13 PM PST by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: Track9

Oh GREAT! NOW`china will lay claim to America just as they are laying claim to Taiwan.

We were there first. You have 2 weeks to move out.


7 posted on 02/13/2014 6:35:13 PM PST by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: BenLurkin

Some sciencists said that the east coast Indians came from Europe. But then, who knows how humans got here.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 7:01:08 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: ExCTCitizen

but there are pre-clovis sites in Monte Verde, Chile and Meadowcroft shelter, PA so there this is just another volley in the 30 year squabble.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 7:21:11 PM PST by epluribus_2 (he had the best mom - ever.)
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To: ExCTCitizen
Some sciencists said that the east coast Indians came from Europe. But then, who knows how humans got here.

The Solutrean Hypothesis claims similiarities between Clovis and Solutrean flintwork. They're so similar that even some experts hace difficulty discerning the difference between Solutrean and Clovis bifaces.

It's possible that Solutrean seal hunters found their way to North America along the edge of the winter pack ice, which extended from southern France to Newfoundland.

10 posted on 02/13/2014 7:32:17 PM PST by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: BenLurkin
Ancient Clovis genome from Montana yields no surprises

'The new study does not, of course, disprove any of the proposals in the preceding paragraph: one can still claim that diverse groups once inhabited the Americas and Rasmussen et al. (2014) just happened to chance upon one that looked just like modern native Americans. But, this certainly improves the odds of early "Native American simplicity", offering no evidence for the complexity postulated by many of the alternative theories.

Moreover, while the existence of other human groups in the Americas cannot be disproved by the study of a single ancient individual, what can be proved is the antiquity of the ancestors of Native Americans. Rather than being late arrivals arriving from Asia after the initial colonization, perhaps with derived Mongoloid physical morphology, we now know that they were already there as early as ~13 thousand years ago. It is remarkable that a single ancient DNA sample can sweep away much of the nonsense that has been written on the topic in the past.'

11 posted on 02/13/2014 7:37:50 PM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
I read that there was evidence of several “migrations” before and after the land bridge. Some arrived via the bridge and others came by canoe.
12 posted on 02/13/2014 7:45:34 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: BenLurkin

It is a curious trait of humans to look for a single answer, and view all other evidence as anomalous.

These Scientists are no exception.


13 posted on 02/13/2014 8:30:04 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: BenLurkin

WHOO HOO. I had an apartment in Clovis when I went to Fresno State!!!


14 posted on 02/13/2014 8:43:58 PM PST by Organic Panic
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Additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3122239/posts


15 posted on 02/13/2014 9:42:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
thanks BenLurkin.

16 posted on 02/13/2014 9:43:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Since all Native Americans came across the Bering straight about 20,000 years ago there probably would have been a lot of interbreeding.

The point is that not all American Indian people came across the Bering Strait, whether or not it was a now-nonexistent land mass or ice. Likely the so-called Clovis people people came that way, but DNA found on the eastern side of the continent has been traced to Europe. There are bodies that have been found in Florida swamps that did not have Clovis DNA.

And DNA patterns have not been found to support the Book of Mormon's claims.
17 posted on 02/13/2014 9:45:16 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Graewoulf

Dittoes! Complexity for these people is just too damned...complex!


18 posted on 02/14/2014 9:38:22 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Telepathic Intruder

we’re all related to the jong-ils.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 9:41:30 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Bernard Marx

Those who look for only one answer, I call “One dimensional thinkers.”

“Two dimensional thinkers” are those who look at “both” sides.

I call them “Journalists.”


20 posted on 02/14/2014 9:44:48 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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