Radical change in understanding of Indigenous American DNA
From Smithsonian Magazine . . .
State of the art genetic analysis of a child, living in Alaska during the Late Ice Age, plus discovery of a horse bone altered by humans 22,000 years ago in Canada has radically changed the understanding of Indigenous American genetic history. Geneticists now believe that the ancestors of most indigenous Americans, except the Inuit, became genetically separated from their Siberian cousins around 36,000 years ago.
Now how do two large populations become separated unless one of them was on another continent during the last Ice Age? This is a question that People of One Fire co-founder, Ric Edwards, has asked for over a decade. He thinks that indigenous Americans are truly indigenous to the Americas and are the result of mixing of certain peoples in the New World. He is even considering the possibility that these Siberian cousins followed animals such as horses and camels as they migrated from the Americas to Asia . . . not vice versa.
POOF readers should be reminded that there are no DNA test markers for the indigenous peoples of the Southeastern United States and those for the Caribbean are highly questionable. There seems to be little interest in the Southeast toward the genetic analysis of indigenous skeletal material. Well . . . most of the indigenous human remains from Dixie are stored in cardboard boxes in either institutions in the Northeast or in a secret warehouse owned by the TVA.
To read the article go to: Paleolithic Americans
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