Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Genetic Bucket Chain

This is the story of how you and Inuk are almost certainly both direct descendants of Confucius.

Genetic Bucket Chain, Part 1

NOTE: Yes, Julius Caesar was a poor choice, and Cleopatra is not much better. Their heirs may have been part of the 20% that we are NOT related to. Confucius, on the other hand, is much clearer.


Genetic Bucket Chain, part 2

Am J Phys Anthropol. 2011 Oct;146(2):242-52.
"No evidence of Neandertal admixture in the mitochondrial genomes of early European modern humans and contemporary Europeans."
"Neandertals, the archaic human form documented in Eurasia until 29,000 years ago, share no mitochondrial haplotype with modern Europeans. "

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