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Three New DNA Studies Are Shaking Up the History of Humans in the Americas
gizmodo ^ | George Dvorsky

Posted on 11/08/2018 1:53:38 PM PST by BenLurkin

By sequencing and analyzing 15 ancient genomes found throughout the Americas—six of which were older than 10,000 years—these researchers determined that, around 8,000 years ago, the ancestors of Native Americans were still on the move, migrating away from Mesoamerica (what is today Mexico and Central America) toward both North and South America. These groups moved rapidly and unevenly, sometimes interbreeding with local populations, complicating the genetic—and historical—picture even further.

The close genetic similarity observed between some of the groups studied suggests rapid migratory speed through North and South America.

The Meltzer and Willerslev team, which included dozens of researchers from institutions around the globe, also identified a previously unknown population with a distinctly Australasian genetic marker—a very surprising discovery. Found at the Lagoa Santa archaeological site, this individual lived around 10,400 years ago in what is now Brazil. The researchers were not able to detect the Australasian genetic marker in any of the other samples studied, including those found in North America.

It’s highly unlikely that this population sailed from Australia or Indonesia to South America. Rather, this group likely trekked northward from their point of origin, venturing through China and Siberia. This population likely didn’t spend too much time in North America, eventually finding their way into South America, while leaving no genetic trace of their journey—aside from this lone specimen in Lagoa Santa. [Sounds to me like they DID sail direct]

Meltzer and Willerslev don’t know if this population arrived before or after the ancestors of Native Americans. This discovery now presents a very intriguing mystery, because this group could conceivably be the first humans to reach South America.

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


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: americas; ancientnavigation; australasian; australia; brazil; clovis; dna; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; indonesia; navigation; preclovis; precolumbian
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1 posted on 11/08/2018 1:53:38 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

gnip


2 posted on 11/08/2018 1:54:01 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

1/1024 = native american minority status affirmative action jobs and political power victim status

That’s all you really need to know.


3 posted on 11/08/2018 1:56:05 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: BenLurkin

Elizabeth Warren claims 1/1024 relationship.


4 posted on 11/08/2018 1:56:51 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: BenLurkin

Since Lizzy Warren’s miniscule “Indian” DNA was based on sample by proxy of South Americans and Mexicans, does this mean she’s part aborigine?


5 posted on 11/08/2018 1:57:09 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: BenLurkin

Of course they sailed direct. Scientists can be more PC than anyone.


6 posted on 11/08/2018 1:57:50 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ("Washington, DC. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious")
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To: BenLurkin

Race agendas aside, DNA studies really are ‘shaking up’ law enforcement. Google “dna arrested”.


7 posted on 11/08/2018 1:58:28 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: BenLurkin

One sample out of fifteen.

Sounds like a great case for contamination or error.

Fifteen samples is not much to build a continent wide case on.


8 posted on 11/08/2018 2:02:45 PM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
does this mean she’s part aborigine?

Did they test her for part Cannibal?

9 posted on 11/08/2018 2:06:00 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is what I read in the papers.)
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To: BenLurkin

sometimes interbreeding with local populations,


who came from where? Makes the whole of this ‘study’ a p[lea from more grant money. Everyone knows that American Indians were created here - a claim which forms the basis for their legal claims for superior rights and special master status in various venues.


10 posted on 11/08/2018 2:06:31 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: BenLurkin

migrating away from Mesoamerica (what is today Mexico and Central America) toward both North and South America.

11 posted on 11/08/2018 2:06:35 PM PST by Red Badger (FNo-platform us all you want. Ban us all you want. Smear us all you want. You can’t stop an idea...)
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To: BenLurkin

Crikey.....


12 posted on 11/08/2018 2:06:48 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: BenLurkin

“chronicles the movement of the first humans as they spread across the Americas, venturing both southward and northward and sometimes mixing in with the local populations.”

This phrase is incoherent. If they were the first humans, how did the local population get there first?


13 posted on 11/08/2018 2:08:49 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Did they test her for part Cannibal?

She does not look Scottish to me.

14 posted on 11/08/2018 2:10:58 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea is getting cold.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

The overly simple, politically correct, hypothesis that all Native Americans came over the Beringian land bridge circa 12,000 BC is slowly being destroyed but its proponents aren’t giving up. The genetics and linguistics are showing that the populations are much more complex and older in this hemisphere. People were traveling over the seas much earlier than once thought and coming from every direction from Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Indonesia, Polynesia, Formosa, Japan, Siberia, Western Europe and West Africa.


15 posted on 11/08/2018 2:11:17 PM PST by Oklahoma
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To: BenLurkin

Fascinating. Whoever thought back then that Watson’s and
Crick’s discovery would lead to all it has? Letting man
read pages of history we never thought we’d have access to.
Mind boggling. I love it!


16 posted on 11/08/2018 2:12:02 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Red Badger

Hmmmm. History repeats itself.\


17 posted on 11/08/2018 2:13:32 PM PST by taterjay
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To: BenLurkin

Just sent off my Ancestry DNA kit. No guesses as to how it will turn out.


18 posted on 11/08/2018 2:14:19 PM PST by umgud
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To: PIF
Except that they really don't have it because they are a miniscule voting block and don't really vote as a block, particularly in the two states where they are most numerous (Oklahoma and North Carolina) and spread out amoung the population.

Do you hear much about the Osage (Oklahoma) or Lumbee (North Carolina)? Probably not, because they are wealthier than the local population from oil and banking/real estate, respectively.

19 posted on 11/08/2018 2:14:29 PM PST by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: BenLurkin
This population likely didn’t spend too much time in North America, eventually finding their way into South America

Reverse caravan?


20 posted on 11/08/2018 2:16:28 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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