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Ancient DNA Tells Tales of Humans' Migrant History
Popular Archaeology ^ | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | editors Vol. 29 Winter 2018

Posted on 03/03/2018 12:13:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Reich and a cast of dozens of collaborators chart the spread of an ancient culture known by its stylized bell-shaped pots, the so-called Bell Beaker phenomenon. This culture first spread between Iberia and central Europe beginning about 4,700 years ago. By analyzing DNA from several hundred samples of human bones, Reich's team shows that only the ideas -- not the people who originated them -- made the move initially. That's because the genes of the Iberian population remain distinct from those of the central Europeans who adopted the characteristic pots and other artifacts.

But the story changes when the Bell Beaker culture expanded to Britain after 4,500 years ago. Then, it was brought by migrants who almost completely supplanted the island's existing inhabitants -- the mysterious people who had built Stonehenge -- within a few hundred years. "There was a sudden change in the population of Britain," says Reich. "It was an almost complete replacement."

(Excerpt) Read more at popular-archaeology.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: beakerpeople; bellbeaker; epidemics; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; pandemics; plagues; thesniffles
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The use of stylized bell-shaped pots like this one from Sierentz, France spread across Europe beginning about 4,700 years ago. DNA analysis show that this so-called Bell Beaker culture was brought to Britain by people who largely replaced the island's existing inhabitants. Anthony Denaire

Anthony Denaire

1 posted on 03/03/2018 12:13:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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Britain’s prehistoric catastrophe revealed: How 90% of the neolithic population vanished in just 300 years
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/stonehenge-neolithic-britain-history-ancestors-plague-archaeology-beaker-people-a8222341.html

Arrival of Beaker folk changed Britain for ever, ancient DNA study shows
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/21/arrival-of-beaker-folk-changed-britain-forever-ancient-dna-study-shows


2 posted on 03/03/2018 12:14:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...
IOW, the Book of Invasions is right again!

3 posted on 03/03/2018 12:14:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

It is happening again in Britain and it won’t take 300 years to replace the population.


4 posted on 03/03/2018 12:26:13 PM PST by plain talk
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correction to the caption/illustration posted above:
The use of stylized bell-shaped pots like this one from Sierentz, France spread across Europe beginning about 4,700 years ago. DNA analysis show that this so-called Bell Beaker culture was brought to Britain by people who largely replaced the island's existing inhabitants. Anthony Denaire

Anthony Denaire
correction to the caption/illustration posted above:
DNA from people from the Bell Beaker culture (illustration of one man shown) reveal that they descended from nomadic herders who migrated from the steppes of Central Asia. Manuel Rojo-Guerra/ Luis Pascual-Repiso

Manuel Rojo-Guerra/ Luis Pascual-Repiso

5 posted on 03/03/2018 12:26:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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6 posted on 03/03/2018 12:42:03 PM PST by bitt (We dont need an electric chair, we need electric bleachers.)
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To: plain talk
Yes. From the article:

But the story changes when the Bell Beaker culture expanded to Britain after 4,500 years ago. Then, it was brought by migrants who almost completely supplanted the island's existing inhabitants - the mysterious people who had built Stonehenge - within a few hundred years. "There was a sudden change in the population of Britain," says Reich. "It was an almost complete replacement."

Immigrants replacing the natives...now where have I heard that before. Somewhere, somewhere recently....

7 posted on 03/03/2018 1:13:27 PM PST by bkopto
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To: plain talk; SunkenCiv

It happened even faster to the Indians of North America.


8 posted on 03/03/2018 1:13:44 PM PST by aquila48
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To: SunkenCiv

It sounds like the Bell Beaker people were giving away smallpox infected blankets to the locals. /s


9 posted on 03/03/2018 1:21:26 PM PST by jim_trent
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To: SunkenCiv

Mostly by males and population replacement? Hmmmmmm? Where are we seeing that now?

It would make sense that refugees fleeing outbreaks of plague could be behind some of these resettlements. Of course the modern counterpart also often stems from another kind of plague: Islam.

But where early peoples may have been powerless and unsuspecting the leaders in the West who want a less Christian, or even less white, society are into civilizational suicide eyes wide open.


10 posted on 03/03/2018 1:27:21 PM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: SunkenCiv

Tower of Babel: 2242 BC

Genesis 11:6-7 (NIV)
6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”


11 posted on 03/03/2018 1:52:04 PM PST by donna (Old PSA: It's 10pm. Do you know where your children are?)
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To: SunkenCiv

without disclosing the specific ancient haplogroups, it’s kind of meaningless to just say ‘according to DNA...’

https://natgeoeducationblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/world_map_of_y-dna_haplogroups.png


12 posted on 03/03/2018 4:07:12 PM PST by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: SunkenCiv
Fascinating stuff.

The Guardian has no idea how much I loathe their politics and that I would never even consider paying them money.

13 posted on 03/03/2018 4:12:43 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: SunkenCiv

You have to suspect culture, technology and particularly susceptibilities to diseases. Culture must have been fairly dominant in that female dna mostly survived.


14 posted on 03/03/2018 4:14:25 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: SunkenCiv

15 posted on 03/03/2018 4:31:22 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: SunkenCiv

interesting.

the theory that ancient brits were killed off by the plague may explain why only may 40-60 percent of the population was killed off in the 1300 by the plague when it struck again.

by comparison the death rate of new world indians when exposed to chicken pox or small pox was close to 100% because they had never been exposed to these diseases before.


16 posted on 03/03/2018 5:04:52 PM PST by ckilmer (q e)
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To: blueplum
Right, and often it's not the facts, but who is interrupting them, manipulating them, or maybe even changing them, to fit their viewpoint.
17 posted on 03/03/2018 6:25:50 PM PST by Bellflower (Who dares believe Jesus. He says absolutely amazing things, which few dare consider.)
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To: SunkenCiv; bitt

How many came to California from Mexico?


18 posted on 03/03/2018 7:42:05 PM PST by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: SunkenCiv

I gues this all explains why Britain now is going to pot.

Its happened before.


19 posted on 03/04/2018 4:50:32 AM PST by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: SunkenCiv; Fred Nerks

Britain’s prehistoric catastrophe revealed: How 90% of the neolithic population vanished in just 300 years>>>>>>>

In Ireland the neoliths were know as Fir Bolg.

The beaker people likely were the Tuatha De Danann. The Celts (Melisians) subsequently replaced them.

Legend really is not much in conflict with the science.But the stories give a lot more character to the transitions than the dry science.

http://homepage.eircom.net/~kthomas/history.htm


20 posted on 03/04/2018 4:57:59 AM PST by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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