The troublesome persistence of genes and race.
Tag Archives: Ancient History
Some ancestors of the 12,600-year-old Montana skeleton probably lived in present-day Germany.
The oldest genome found in the New World is ancestor to 80 percent of American Indians.
Fascinating map explains genetic consequences of historic events.
Genes from two groups help Tibetans survive at high altitudes.
Europeans Returned to Africa 3,000 Years Ago, Tribal DNA Reveals, Daily Mail (London)
There is some Spanish and Italian admixture in isolated East African tribes.
The Little Bit of Neanderthal in All of Us, New York Times
Some Neanderthal genes affecting skin and hair are common in non-Africans.
Light skin may have spread later than we think.
Whites share a gene mutation for light skin with some Middle Easterners and Indians.
Amerindians and Hispanics are most likely to have the variant.
Nicholas Wade’s book–to be released in May–is sure to cause a huge stink.
“Neanderthals show some of the lowest genetic diversity of any life form studied.”
Baffling 400,000-Year-Old Clue to Human Origins, New York Times
Human lineage gets more complicated.
Body found in Siberia is evidence Europeans and East Asians mixed before traveling to America.
We’ve known about Neanderthal and Denisovan mixture, but now there is evidence of a new crossing.
Dog Ancestors Were Ice Age Man’s Best Friend, Telegraph (London)
Dogs first tamed in Europe, not Asia, as previously thought.
White Apocalypse Republished, Special to AR News
Adventure novel explores the Solutrean Hypothesis.
Ancient DNA Links Native Americans with Europe, Science Mag
Indians acquired some of their European admixture at least 24,000 years ago.
3D Printing Brings Ancient Egyptians to Life, Rapid Ready Tech
They do not look African.
Barack Obama honors “our rich Nordic-American heritage.”
How Did Blonde Whites Arrive in Peru Before Columbus?, Special to AR News
When the conquistadors arrived in the Andes, they were amazed by the light-skinned “Chachapoya.”
Who were more advanced: early modern humans or Neanderthals?
Tracing the origins of Northern Europeans’ ability to drink milk.
Our most recent common ancestor goes back further than we thought.
Not Africans, as some have claimed.
Why Did European DNA Suddenly Change 4,000 Years Ago?, Daily Mail (London)
There was a major genetic shift but researchers don’t understand the cause or the consequences.
You have to look back 338,000 years to find a common ancestor between his and other known human Y chromosomes.
Are the races just a bit different after all?
When Did Humans Come to the Americas?, Smithsonian
Some researchers say Europeans made the trek more than 20,000 years ago.
How to Survive a Siberian Winter, Science Mag
Scientists find genetic differences help some groups survive in the cold.
Thawing Out the Neanderthals, Takimag
They would have a strong case for reparations.
They had already diverged from the ancestors of whites.
“Jurassic Park”-like effort could revive the long-extinct species.
‘Obamadon Gracilis’: New Lizard Named in Honour of Obama’s Toothy Grin, Telegraph (London)
A new honor for our President.
Revealed: The Secrets of a 5,500-Year-Old Mummy Murder Mystery, Telegraph (London)
The redhead mummy nicknamed “Ginger” lived near the Nile.
What You Can’t Say, Lew Rockwell
. . . but Walter Williams can . . . about slavery.
Kennewick Man Was Just Passing Through, Anthropologist Says, Los Angeles Times
Ancient skeleton was not related to modern-day Native Americans.
It also revealed previously undiscovered etchings.
Genome of Ancient Denisovans May Help Clarify Human Evolution, Los Angeles Times
Human origins are a lot more complicated than “out of Africa.”
Neanderthal-Type Species Once Roamed Africa, DNA Shows, Washington Post
And interbred with some modern Africans–including pygmies.
The Islamist Pyramid Scheme, Washington Times
Egypt’s pyramids are “symbols of pagan idolatry” and must be torn down.
Hidden Colors 2: Hidden History Of African Greatness, World Star Hip Hop
Did you know a black man built Stonehenge?
The labor of thousands was required to move the stones.
The “Welsh carry DNA which could be traced back to the last Ice Age, 10,000 years ago.”
Spanish Cave Paintings Shown as Oldest in World, Yahoo! News
Might even have been done by Neanderthals.
For anthropoids in general, at least.
Authors say it’s unlikely the theory is true.