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  • Brutal 13th-Century death pit from Russian 'city drowned in blood'...murdered by Mongols [tr]

    09/06/2019 6:37:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 6, 2019 | Peter Lloyd
    A series of 'death pits' containing 300 bodies have been discovered in Russia. The grisly site, which was found in the city of Yaroslavl, northeast of Moscow, likely dates back to the Mongol invasion of Europe in 1238. During this time, Genghis Khan's grandson, Batu Khan, decimated entire communities in his brutal - and bloodthirsty - bid for power. Now, thanks to scientific advances, DNA evidence has revealed that three of the victims were related and killed together: a grandmother, a mother and a grandson.
  • ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Asian Men Descended From 11 Dynastic Leaders

    03/12/2015 6:10:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 10, 2015 | Luke Hurst
    Hundreds of millions of Asian men alive today could be descendents of just 11 dynastic leaders who lived up to 4,000 years ago, according to researchers at the University of Leicester in the UK. The study, published in the European Journal of Human Genetics, looked at the Y-chromosome - the chromosome passed from father to son - in around 5,300 Asian men from more than a hundred different ethnic groups and nationalities. Most Y-chromosome types are extremely rare and so the prevalence of common Y-chromosome types amongst those they found in the Asian men they tested suggests hundreds of millions...
  • Genghis Khan, Law Giver, Free Trader And Diplomat, Is Back With A New Image

    07/10/2006 6:44:22 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 686+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-11-2006 | Richard Spencer - Ulan Bator
    Genghis Khan, law giver, free trader and diplomat, is back with a new image By Richard Spencer in Ulan Bator (Filed: 11/07/2006) The Mongolian capital has been swamped with images of its former potentate, Genghis Khan, in honour of the anniversary of his unification of the nation in 1206. At the climax of celebrations in Ulan Bator yesterday, soldiers in traditional uniform and bearing yaks' tail standards heralded the unveiling of an enormous statue of the Great Khan in the main Sukhbaatar Square. The monument in which it is set contains earth and stones from the holy and historic places...
  • Archeologists Unearth Remains of Genghis Khan's Palace on Mongolian Steppe

    10/06/2004 6:04:21 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 55 replies · 2,104+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 6, 2004 | Audrey McAvoy
    TOKYO (AP) - Archaeologists have unearthed the site of Genghis Khan's palace and believe the long-sought grave of the 13th century Mongolian warrior is somewhere nearby, the head of the excavation team said Wednesday. A Japanese and Mongolian research team found the complex on a grassy steppe 150 miles east of the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator, said Shinpei Kato, professor emeritus at Tokyo's Kokugakuin University. Genghis Khan (c. 1162-1227) united warring tribes to become leader of the Mongols in 1206. After his death, his descendants expanded his empire until it stretched from China to Hungary. Genghis Khan built the...
  • Ghengis Khan a Prolific Lover, DNA Data Implies

    02/15/2003 10:02:38 AM PST · by Ranger · 9 replies · 1,003+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | February 14, 2003 | Hillary Mayell
    Ghengis Khan a Prolific Lover, DNA Data Implies  Hillary Mayell for National Geographic News February 14, 2003   Genghis Khan, the fearsome Mongolian warrior of the 13th century, may have done more than rule the largest empire in the world; according to a recently published genetic study, he may have helped populate it too. An international group of geneticists studying Y-chromosome data have found that nearly 8 percent of the men living in the region of the former Mongol empire carry y-chromosomes that are nearly identical. That translates to 0.5 percent of the male population in the world, or...
  • If you used this ancestry site, remove your data now

    08/08/2020 4:16:13 AM PDT · by gattaca · 92 replies
    Kim Komando ^ | August 7, 2020 | JAMES GELINAS
    Genealogy websites have become increasingly popular in recent years. These platforms are able to scour the web in search of documents and archival data, which can help users build historically accurate family trees. There’s also another side to genealogy websites that has attracted attention from privacy advocates: DNA testing. Websites like Ancestry.com can use DNA testing to find matches, but the fact that these platforms store this information on their end means that hackers could try and steal it. Tap or click here to see how Ancestry.com suffered a huge data breach. Since genealogy websites collect so much data, their...
  • John Hawks - Who were the ancestors of the Neanderthals?

    08/02/2020 1:20:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies
    Gorham's Cave Gibraltar on YouTube ^ | September 2018, February 11, 2019 | John Hawks
    The last 10 years have transformed the evidence concerning the early origins and evolution of Neanderthal populations. Genetic comparisons of Neanderthal and Denisovan ancient DNA suggest that the common ancestor of these populations separated from African ancestors of modern humans prior to 600,000 years ago, followed by a rapid differentiation in Eurasia. Later, additional episodes of gene flow brought genes into Neanderthal populations, including the mtDNA clade carried by all later Neanderthals. Yet, a number of western Eurasian fossil samples from the time between 600,000 and 100,000 years ago are difficult to accommodate within the category of "Neanderthals", including European...
  • I’M A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF 13 REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOTS. DEPORT LUCIAN TRUSCOTT.

    07/08/2020 3:38:41 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 8 July 2020 | Ann Coulter
    Fascinating news from The New York Times this week! Reviewing its op-ed titled “I’m a Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson. Take Down His Memorial,” I gather we now weigh Americans’ opinions based on who their ancestors are. I’m not sure that’s a good idea, but the rules are the rules. Otherwise, why would the Times consider it so important to publish Lucian Truscott, a great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Jefferson, at all? Blut uber alles! Obviously, we’re going to need a list of Whose Opinion Matters. Here’s my first stab at it: Descendants of John Adams will have their views count the most....
  • Modern DNA Reveals Ancient Male Population Explosions Linked To Migration And Technology

    04/26/2016 11:36:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | April 25, 2016 | Mark Thomson, Sanger Institute
    The largest ever study of global genetic variation in the human Y chromosome has uncovered the hidden history of men. Research published today (25 April) in Nature Genetics reveals explosions in male population numbers in five continents, occurring at times between 55 thousand and four thousand years ago... analysed sequence differences between the Y chromosomes of more than 1200 men from 26 populations around the world using data generated by the 1000 Genomes Project... involved 42 scientists from four continents... Analysing the Y chromosomes of modern men can tell us about the lives of our ancestors. The Y chromosome is...
  • Male Chromosome May Evolve Fastest

    02/07/2015 8:58:36 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 13, 2010 | NICHOLAS WADE
    A new look at the human Y chromosome has overturned longstanding ideas about its evolutionary history. Far from being in a state of decay, the Y chromosome is the fastest-changing part of the human genome and is constantly renewing itself.
  • Genetic Adam and Eve did not live too far apart in time

    08/16/2013 11:27:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    NATURE ^ | 08/13/2013 | Ewen Callaway
    The Book of Genesis puts Adam and Eve together in the Garden of Eden, but geneticists’ version of the duo — the ancestors to whom the Y chromosomes and mitochondrial DNA of today’s humans can be traced — were thought to have lived tens of thousands of years apart. Now, two major studies of modern humans’ Y chromosomes suggest that ‘Y-chromosome Adam’ and ‘mitochondrial Eve’ may have lived around the same time after all. When the overall population size does not change (as is likely to have happened for long periods of human history), men have, on average, just one...
  • Genetic Adam and Eve Could Have Been Contemporaries, Scientists Say

    08/05/2013 8:55:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 86 replies
    The Christian Science Monitier ^ | 8/2/13 | Elizabeth Barber
    New research published in Science shows that our most recent common female and male ancestors could have been alive at the same time.Thousands of years ago, somewhere in Africa, lived a man who – probably – had no idea that he, among all the other men in his group, would go on to become humankind’s most recent common male ancestor. Scientists would call him “Adam.” Now, a new paper published in the journal Science significantly narrows the time during which Adam could have lived – about 120,000 to 156,000 years ago – putting him in about the same time period...
  • Researchers Shed New Light on Genetic Adam and Eve

    08/03/2013 6:15:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thu, Aug 01, 2013 | Science
    Previous genetic research has indicated the existence of two ancient modern human individuals who passed their genes along to all humans living today... "Mitochondrial Eve"... between 190,000 and 200,000 years ago, and ... "Y-chromosomal Adam", between 50,000 and 115,000 years ago. Now, a team of researchers led by Stanford University's Carlos Bustamente and David Poznik have redefined the ranges for Y-chromosomal Adam and Mitochondrial Eve, placing them at 120,000 to 156,000 years ago and 99,000 to 148,000 years ago, respectively. The most significant finding relates to the relative timing of their existence... ...The researchers compared Y-chromosome sequences among 69 men...
  • Christian Professor Claims Genetics Disproves Historical Adam

    08/27/2011 10:07:19 AM PDT · by fishtank · 142 replies · 1+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-26-11 | Brian Thomas
    National Public Radio recently interviewed Trinity Western University biologist Dennis Venema, who stated his belief that humans did not descend from Adam and Eve.1 Venema, an evangelical evolutionist, claimed that genetics studies show "there is no way we can be traced back to a single couple."2 Do the data really contradict the biblical account of human history? "Given the genetic variation of people today, [Venema] says scientists can't get that [starting] population size below 10,000 people at any time in our evolutionary history," NPR reported.2 But this claim fails for three reasons. First, it relies on the presumption of "evolutionary...
  • 'Mitochondrial Eve': Mother of All Humans Lived 200,000 Years Ago

    09/04/2010 10:15:45 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    ScienceDaily staff ^ | August 17, 2010 | materials provided by Rice U
    The most robust statistical examination to date of our species' genetic links to "mitochondrial Eve" -- the maternal ancestor of all living humans -- confirms that she lived about 200,000 years ago. The Rice University study was based on a side-by-side comparison of 10 human genetic models that each aim to determine when Eve lived using a very different set of assumptions about the way humans migrated, expanded and spread across Earth... "Our findings underscore the importance of taking into account the random nature of population processes like growth and extinction," said study co-author Marek Kimmel, professor of statistics at...
  • The Human Family Tree: 10 Adams and 18 Eves

    10/10/2004 8:21:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 71 replies · 3,194+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 2, 2000 | NICHOLAS WADE
    May 2, 2000 The Human Family Tree: 10 Adams and 18 Eves Related Articles Genetics: Gene TherapyGenetics: Genetically Modified FoodsGenetics: The Human Genome ProjectThe New York Times on the Web: Science/HealthMapTracing Human History Through Genetic MutationsChartFollow the LineagesForumJoin a Discussion on DNA Research By NICHOLAS WADE he book of Genesis mentions three of Adam and Eve's children: Cain, Abel and Seth. But geneticists, by tracing the DNA patterns found in people throughout the world, have now identified lineages descended from 10 sons of a genetic Adam and 18 daughters of Eve. The human genome is turning out to be...
  • Genealogy site helps investigators close cold case (NM-Assault/rape)

    01/17/2020 3:58:16 PM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 16, 2020 | Elise Kaplan
    A swarm of special agents knocked on the door of the sprawling South Valley home where 23-year-old Angel Gurule lived with his parents, wife and several dogs. It had been a little more than four years since a woman — on a Christmas Eve afternoon jog along a Bosque path — was thrown to the ground and violently raped by a stranger who tackled her from behind. Gurule, who was charged with the rape Wednesday, apparently had no idea he was on investigators’ radar. Let alone that his second cousin twice removed — a man in his 60s who lives...
  • Blacks discover their DNA roots

    02/24/2007 4:43:52 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 69 replies · 1,747+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 02/25/07 | Tony Allen-Mills
    LIKE many other black Americans, Whoopi Goldberg, the actress and comedian, recently embarked on a quest to trace her African roots. When the results of DNA testing indicated that she was descended from two tribes in the tiny African state of Guinea-Bissau, there was a flurry of excitement at the country’s modest diplomatic mission in Washington. An official letter was swiftly drawn up by the Guinea-Bissau tourism ministry inviting Goldberg to visit the home of her ancestors. The letter took some time to reach her — perhaps because it was addressed to “Your excellency Hoppy Goldberg” — but prominent local...
  • After Bone Marrow Transplant, Man’s Semen Contains Only Donor’s DNA

    12/13/2019 5:52:31 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    futurism ^ | 12/09/2019
    Long received a bone marrow transplant from the European stranger four years ago — and the unexpected impact it has had on his biology could affect the future of forensic science. According to a newly published New York Times story, the purpose of the transplant was to treat Long’s acute myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer that prevents the body from producing blood normally. Following the procedure, the healthy blood-forming cells from the donor replaced Long’s unhealthy cells, allowing his body to resume normal blood production. It makes sense, then, for Long’s blood to contain the DNA of his donor....
  • 1499: Edward, Earl of Warwick, the last Plantagenet claimant

    12/01/2019 3:28:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 70 replies
    Executed Today ^ | November 28th, 2019
    1499: Edward, Earl of Warwick, the last Plantagenet claimant November 28th, 2019 On this date in 1499, the Plantagenet prince Edward, Earl of Warwick lost his head — and his once-mighty house lost its last direct male successor to its claim upon kingship. A lagging casualty of the Wars of the Roses, little Ted was only three when he lost his old man to a treason charge and a butt of malmsey. The same blade dangled close to Edward’s neck throughout his few years, for he became a potential royal claimant after his young cousins, the Princes in the Tower,...