3 October 2014

… and so is nearly every European

Research by Harvard and Tubingen universities shows that nearly all presentday Europeans are descended from three admixed groups: west European hunter-gatherers, early farmers from the Near East, and, a later addition after the initial admixture, ancient northern Eurasians. You can read a report of the research, ‘New branch added to the European family tree,’ at Harvard Medical School report of 17 September 2014.

The original article about the research is ‘Ancient human genomes suggest three ancestral populations for present-day Europeans’, in Nature but only a summary is available for free.

I have deleted a link to an article on this in Past Horizons of 16 September 2014 as it seems to have been removed from the website.

Earlier posts
Our mother, 143 000 years ago 12 August 2014

Ranivorous Britons 16 October 2013

Cornish grass 25 May 2013

The origins of the Cornish 8 March 2013

Cornish and English bulging 6 January 2013

How we got to Britain 4 November 2012

Monkeys and me 24 October 2012

English and Cornish share a part neandertal ancestry 23 October 2012

A common source for the English and Cornish 14 May 2012

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

Puny boundaries 19 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

The first Cornishman 1 May 2010

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

Atomising people 12 September 2008

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 same milk gene 10 March 2007