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Join Date: Aug 2013
Siberian DNA link to Native Americans discovered
The genome of a young boy buried at Mal'ta near Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia about 24,000 years ago has turned out to hold two surprises for anthropologists.
The first is that the boy's DNA matches that of Western Europeans, showing that during the last ice age people from Europe had reached farther east across Eurasia than previously supposed.
The second surprise is that his DNA also matches a large proportion - about 25 per cent - of the DNA of living Native Americans. The first people to arrive in the Americas have long been assumed to have descended from Siberian populations related to East Asians. It now seems that they may be a mixture between the Western Europeans who had reached Siberia and an East Asian population.
The remains were examined by a team led by Eske Willerslev of the University of Copenhagen. Dr Willerslev, an expert in analysing ancient DNA, was seeking to understand the peopling of the Americas by searching for possible source populations in Siberia. He extracted DNA from bone taken from the child's upper arm, hoping to find ancestry in the East Asian peoples from whom Native Americans are known to be descended.
But the team was amazed when the nuclear genome also show part-European ancestry.
He said his finding does not solve the much disputed question of when the Americas were first settled. Archaeologists long believed the people of the Clovis culture, dated from 13,000 years ago, were the first Americans, but several recent finds point to an earlier date.
''We need the sequencing of more ancient genomes to address this question,'' Dr Willerslev said.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/siberian...#ixzz2lMY3b3sM
|November 22nd, 2013||#2|
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Dr. William Pierce
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Join Date: Jul 2012
The hordes that came from Eurasia were mixed, mainly North American indiats, you'll see that many of them have caucasian features and even mtDNA X that are shared by many nordics and native americans. In many different places of america there are legends about tribes of light skinned people before even Colombo was born, remember that Quetzalcoatl was a light skinned and redhead beard god, similar to white man.
Franscisco Pizarro when came to America write about a tribe of people who could pass as spaniards, blue eyed and blond people.
In Peru were found mummies with caucasian features and light hair that remain intact, they are dead before the mongoloids came, the pre-Inca and pre-Aztec culture were white.
More information in: http://jacquesdemahieu.com/ (Spanish)
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