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Population genetics reveals shared ancestries

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:48 pm
by Cognito
Hey, Marc should be all over this article:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 052411.php

Oops, maybe not:

"According to Reich, these findings address a long-standing debate over African multicultural influences in Europe. The dates of population mixtures are consistent with documented historical events. For example, the mixing of African and southern European populations coincides with events during the Roman Empire and Arab migrations that followed. The older-mixture dates among African and Jewish populations are consistent with events in biblical times, such as the Jewish diaspora that occurred in 8th to 6th century BC."

Dang! It doesn't look like Africa invented Europe after all ... can we re-test those genetics just to make sure?