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North America Settled by Just 70 People, Study Concludes
Live Science ^ | May, 25, 2005 | Jody Hey

Posted on 05/08/2011 7:55:52 AM PDT by wildbill

A new study of DNA suggests North America was originally populated by just a few dozen people who crossed a land bridge from Asia during the last Ice Age.

About 14,000 years ago, humans crossed the Bering land bridge from Siberia to North America, most experts agree. But just how many intrepid explorers were involved in spawning subsequent populations has not been known.

"The estimated effective size of the founding population for the New World is about 70 individuals," said Jody Hey, a professor of genetics at Rutgers University.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: ancientamericans; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; population; settlement
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Folks, I conclude that these 70 individuals were world-class sexual athletes to produce the millions of Amerinds who sprang from their loins.
1 posted on 05/08/2011 7:55:58 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: wildbill

They were the first. I believe there were others.


2 posted on 05/08/2011 8:00:56 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: wildbill

Wow. 70 people “settled” an entire continent? Talk about elbow room.


3 posted on 05/08/2011 8:03:22 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: wildbill
How did they know where North America stopped and South America began?

Oh, yeah. Garmin.

4 posted on 05/08/2011 8:04:15 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: wildbill

You are right...They even got as far as the tip of South America in a few short years.

Amazing stuff...I mean crap!!!!

Are our tax dollars being used for this “study”?


5 posted on 05/08/2011 8:04:42 AM PDT by Gat˙n(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: wildbill

Not all of us are willing to assume that the western hemisphere was settled once from Asia alone.


6 posted on 05/08/2011 8:06:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: blueunicorn6

The geneticist’s study says there are only 70 separate DNA strains in the bloodlines of all AMerinds.

If some folks can believe that everyone is descended from only two people, I don’t see why a scientific finding of 70 DNA lines in N. America isn’t possible.


7 posted on 05/08/2011 8:06:57 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Gat├║n(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

It’s probably reasonably accurate. It take as little as 400 years to fill the continent.


8 posted on 05/08/2011 8:11:01 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: SunkenCiv
ping
9 posted on 05/08/2011 8:11:55 AM PDT by kitchen (Over-gunned is better than the alternative. - E. Keith)
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To: blueunicorn6

Agreed... some of the East Coast indians suggest European ancestory. The Cherokee language is actually very similar to Greek and some ancient Hebrew artifacts have been found in obscure places like Oklahoma... I do believe some Asiana came across the land bridge as suggested, but do not believe Lied Ericson was the next to make it here.


10 posted on 05/08/2011 8:12:54 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wildbill

Hey Prof...who settled Tierra del Fuego about the same time? Hmmm? .


11 posted on 05/08/2011 8:12:59 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: wolfman23601

Oops, Lief Ericson. Darn autocorrect...


12 posted on 05/08/2011 8:13:52 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wildbill

Jody Hey here seems to assume the originals were Asian rather than Michael Collins hypothesis of European origins.


13 posted on 05/08/2011 8:15:45 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: wildbill

Law of exponents ensures that people reproduce quickly.

If it was 70 people, half of them women, and each woman averaged 5 kids who could make it to adulthood, of which about half were female,..., it would only take about 500 years to go from 70 people to 50 million people.


14 posted on 05/08/2011 8:15:49 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Texas Eagle

Do we have to “give it back”?

Midnight Oil - Beds are Burning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10BbpGKLXqk


15 posted on 05/08/2011 8:16:16 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: wildbill

Invasive species don’t usually need to do much but what they normally do - and the cold calculus expands them exponentially over the new territory.

But yes, good times, no competition from the #1 competition humans have faced throughout their time on Earth - other humans.


16 posted on 05/08/2011 8:18:12 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: wildbill

¿Hay sólo tres carros?


17 posted on 05/08/2011 8:19:13 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: wildbill

Have the “Experts” ever been wrong yet?

/sarcasm


18 posted on 05/08/2011 8:20:09 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after SHTF.)
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To: Jonty30

What percentage of women were able to have 5 kids survive into adulthood 20,000 years ago without the benefit of modern medicine. As recently as Medieval Europe as many as half of childbirths resulted in death of the mother, not to mention the frequency in which the child itself died.


19 posted on 05/08/2011 8:21:54 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Heh, heh.

Can you imagine what the South Americans are thinking?

"D'oh! And all we had to do was swim across some stupid canal!"

20 posted on 05/08/2011 8:23:21 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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