DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought -- Sott.net
The blood in Irish veins is Celtic, right? Well, not exactly. Although the history many Irish people were taught at school is the history of the Irish as a Celtic race, the truth is much more complicated, and much more interesting than that ......
Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland
Examining what it means to have Irish blood, outlining where Irish DNA comes from and who are the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe. Of interest to anyone with Irish ancestry who wants to understand their genealogy.
The Ups and Downs of Neanderthal DNA
Recent analysis of modern human and Neanderthal DNA has identified nine Neanderthal genes that are present in living humans, and which are are known to raise or reduce the risk of various diseases, including diabetes, lupus, liver cirrhosis, and Crohn's disease. Neanderthal DNA also appears to be important in hair and skin development. Related Link: ** Darwin Drives a Hybrid Animal .
Modern Humans Wandered Out of Africa via Arabia
Modern humans migrated out of Africa via a southern route through Arabia, rather than a northern route by way of Egypt, according to research announced at a conference at the National Geographic Society this week. "Evolutionary history shows that human populations likely originated in Africa, and
Use your DNA to rediscover your Irish origin | Irish Origenes: Use your DNA to rediscover your Irish origin
Irishorigenes - find out who your Irish ancestors were through DNA testing and who you are related to
Western Europe circa 10,000 BC at the very end of the Ice Age. Ireland had already split from Britain (when it was still a barren post-glacial tundra, hence no snakes!) but Britain was still linked to continental Europe until about 6500 BC as sea levels continued to creep upward.
Neanderthals might have believed in the spiritual world before Homo sapiens did
A recently-uncovered Neanderthal burial site in Spain has provided intriguing evidence that these ancient hominids believed in an afterlife and were capable of complex symbolic thought, all possibly before early Homo sapiens demonstrated these abilities.