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Post 13 Oct 2014, 1:39 pm

Local legend? Try global phenom!

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kennewick-m ... YHF4eb9d17
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Post 08 Feb 2015, 1:44 pm

Ancient humans in the Americas, probably lots of change globally on this topic as new discoveries keep pushing dates back.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/28/world ... ml?hp&_r=3
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Post 04 May 2015, 9:20 pm

http://www.wsj.com/articles/ancient-dna ... 1430492134

Another genetic puzzle has been the fact that most modern Europeans have certain DNA sequences that are similar to those of some American Indians but different from those of most Asians, including natives of Siberia. How can this be, since American Indians are supposedly descended from Asians who migrated across the Bering land bridge from Siberia to Alaska about 14,000 years ago? Were there ancient seafarers in the Atlantic? Or is it simply from mating between European settlers and American Indians after Columbus? Neither, as it happens.

Modern DNA could not resolve these issues, but ancient DNA provides answers. Eske Willerslev’s research group at the University of Copenhagen, working with Russian scientists, read the genomes of two bits of human remains found near Lake Baikal in Siberia; one of these individuals lived 24,000 years ago, the other 17,000.

Both had genes similar to modern Europeans and modern American Indians but distinct from modern Siberians or other East Asians. As the researchers say in a paper published early last year in Nature, this implies that a population of hunter-gatherers lived in northern Eurasia in the last ice age and partly gave rise to the first Americans in the East and to Europeans in the West, before they themselves died out in Siberia and were replaced by immigrants from elsewhere in Asia.

This may help to explain the enigma known as Kennewick Man, a 9,000-year-old skeleton from Washington state, which seems to have features more like those of a modern European than of a modern American Indian. The earliest inhabitants of the Americas seem to have been distant cousins of Europeans, connected through Siberia, with their genes later diluted by other Asians migrating through Alaska.

As this example shows, one of the common themes of research on ancient DNA is that the mixing of native and immigrant populations happened much more often than previously suspected. The new research allows us to identify the many different elements of that complex history. It is like watching a cake being reverse-engineered into flour, sugar, eggs, milk and its other ingredients. The familiar textbook notion that, for most of human existence, people native to one region developed in isolation from those native to a different region no longer makes sense.
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Post 05 May 2015, 3:15 pm

Yes, and more recently (as in dealing with people from 1500-3000 years ago) there is a theory that various tribes that arrived in Europe, such as the Germanics, were descendents of Asian Steppes nomads, some of which went East and some went West. The western ones ended up invading the crumbling Roman Empire, and the Eastern ones interacted with China and evidence of them has been found in the 'Stans.
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Post 05 May 2015, 3:33 pm

http://biblehub.com/timeline/


Before 2500 BC Shem, Ham and Japheth Genesis 10
Before 2100 BC Job's Suffering and Faith Job 1 - 42
Before 2100 BC The Tower of Babel Genesis 11
2091 BC God Sends Abram to Egypt Genesis 12
2090 BC The Famine in Canaan Genesis 12:10


That sounds vaguely familiar to the scattering of the peoples at Babel... Only 4000 years approximately...

"So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city."
Genesis 11:8


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(Just kidding, and have fun with this...)
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Post 06 May 2015, 9:23 am

bbauska wrote: :winkgrin:
(Just kidding, and have fun with this...)


Thanks for that.