22 June 2011

Where do the Cornish come from?

And the English, French, Albanians…

Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum, London has written an up-to-date account of our human origins; that is, the origins of homo sapiens. It’s out-of-Africa plus.

Oh, and the Cornish could have 2.5 percent of Neanderthal DNA in their genetic make-up. And that goes for the English and other Europeans too.

You can read an excellent account by Stringer here.

The Cornish nationalist telescopes can see only a few hundred years back. Look farther back and see how we are all one race, the human race, and all of us here today are descendants of immigrants to Europe and this place.

STRINGER Chris The origin of our species (published at the end of this month)

Earlier posts

Puny boundaries 19 May 2010

The first Cornishman 1 May 2010

Cornwall 5460 years ago (The Balaresque study) 31 January 2010

Blue eyed Cornish and English are brothers 31 January 2008

English and Cornish are sisters under the skin 20 July 2007

English and Cornish have the same milk gene 10 March 2007

Ethnicity and Cornwall 5 January 2007


A walrus, a mouse, and a man went into a bar… 18 May 2010

To see oursels as ithers see us 17 May 2010

A wondrous mixture 8 May 2010

The Cornishman, the Englishman, and the frog 2 May 2010