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Post by Guest on Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:18 pm

The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports.
Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East.
But another, mysterious population with Siberian affinities also contributed to the genetic landscape of the continent.
The findings are based on analysis of genomes from nine ancient Europeans.
Agriculture originated in the Near East - in modern Syria, Iraq and Israel - before expanding into Europe around 7,500 years ago.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29213892

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:32 pm

Really interesting, especially the point about how you don't really see dark-skinned populations with blue eyes anymore. Of course, we have a good number of people like that in the U.S.:

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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:40 am

I thought the very interesting part, was the genetic association being related to native American Indians, as we already know everyone descends from Africa, thus all the first humans were of what is defined as black skin.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:52 am

Didge wrote:I thought the very interesting part, was the genetic association being related to native American Indians, as we already know everyone descends from Africa, thus all the first humans were of what is defined as black skin.

Very true, I must have skimmed right past that Smile

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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:56 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Didge wrote:I thought the very interesting part, was the genetic association being related to native American Indians, as we already know everyone descends from Africa, thus all the first humans were of what is defined as black skin.

Very true, I must have skimmed right past that Smile

I doubt it will go down to well with the far right. ::D::
What is interesting again is that Europeans are thus made up of 3 migrations.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:08 am

Didge wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:
Didge wrote:I thought the very interesting part, was the genetic association being related to native American Indians, as we already know everyone descends from Africa, thus all the first humans were of what is defined as black skin.

Very true, I must have skimmed right past that Smile

I doubt it will go down to well with the far right. ::D::
What is interesting again is that Europeans are thus made up of 3 migrations.

And that's just what this survey came up with Smile

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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:17 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Didge wrote:

I doubt it will go down to well with the far right. ::D::
What is interesting again is that Europeans are thus made up of 3 migrations.

And that's just what this survey came up with Smile


Indeed Ben, much more to learn I guess.

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