News from the ancient past: Ethnicide, ethnogenesis & us

Who Killed the Men of England? | Harvard Magazine July-August 2009 Fascinating new findings. The social construction of the "Anglo Saxons", whether Neanderthals were vegans, and a whole lot of sex in Medellín, among other issues being clarified by new genetic and archaeological techniques.

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Dirk van Nouhuys said...

Fascinating stuff. Note also the study comparing the mitochondrial DNA of 8th century BC Cheddar man with contemporary dwellers in Cheddar (yes it is the town the cheese comes from). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheddar_Man). It supports the notion that the population, in the maternal line, is remarkable stable in that area over the centuries.