Skip to comments.Humanity’s Genes Reveal Its Tangled History
Posted on 03/26/2018 7:16:59 AM PDT by C19fan
In the early 19th century, Jean-François Champollion used the Rosetta Stone to begin the process of deciphering the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt. We already knew Egypt through the Bible and the histories of the Greeks, but even Herodotus wrote 2,000 years after the beginning of the Old Kingdom. With the translation of hieroglyphics, the legend of Egypt came to life. What had been cloudy became clear.
In Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past, David Reich, a geneticist at Harvards Medical School and the Broad Institute, introduces us to the 21st-century Rosetta Stone: ancient DNA, which will do more for our understanding of prehistory than radiocarbon dating did. Where the latter allowed archaeologists to create a timeline based on the material objects they excavated, DNA sequencing allows scholars to explore the genetics of the people who created those material cultures. We may never see the face of Agamemnon, but we already have the DNA of the warlords of Mycenaean Greece, and in the future we could reconstruct their features from genes alone.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
No matter how compelling the DNA evidence may turn out to be, science will never accept the Tower of Babel explanation in Genesis 11:1-9. In fact, most Christians today do not accept the Bible’s explanation of the proliferation of languages and cultures.
So, she’s a neanderthal...
DNA is the truest historian.
“To summarize a complicated tale, humans like to move and men were not picky. . “ ping!
Well do they have a better explanation or is it complete whack-a-doo like the Moon being spun off from the Earth?
Whenever I chat up Neanderthal chicks,
my Cro-Magnon gonads keep stalling.
It’s not a bad lick how her brow is too thick,
but that New Jersey accent’s appalling.
We may never see the face of Agamemnon, but we already have the DNA of the warlords of Mycenaean Greece, and in the future we could reconstruct their features from genes alone.
Law enforcement is already doing that and catching people.
DNA deteriorates over long periods of time...? I smell a Harvard social scam developing.
To summarize a complicated tale, humans like to move and men were not picky. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
That’s a highly accurate surmise about men of today! We haven’t changed all that much.
They simply hit it no matter what!
Otherwise we all might not even be here.
As it is now, so it has forever been.
Lots of things change, human nature is not one of those things.
I thought we knew that already. Celts, Angles, Saxons, Normans all came along later.
But there are descendants of the pre-Celts in the British Isles now, right?
P.S. Memo to author of article: Try not to say "Reich" too much when writing about genetics and human origins. It's creepy.
You got that reich.
My biggest joy in reading Herodotus is comparing the myths of the past with the myths of today.
Today’s media is no slouch in that department LOL!
A 2 at 10 (pm) is a 10 at 2 (am)!
And modern man has beer goggles.
That was very good!
I watched the whole thing, up to the questions at the end.
Bill, you should watch this, very informative and points to some of your theories especially on the Native American and European similarities.
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