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Duke Lacrosse

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How to say "My hovercraft is full of eels" in many languages

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http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/hovercraft.htm
Posted by Duke Lacrosse | Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:19 PM (0 replies)

Ancient DNA shows European wipe-out of early Americans

The first largescale study of ancient DNA from early American people has confirmed the devastating impact of European colonisation on the Indigenous American populations of the time.

Led by the University of Adelaide's Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), the researchers have reconstructed a genetic history of Indigenous American populations by looking directly into the DNA of 92 pre-Columbian mummies and skeletons, between 500 and 8600 years old.

Published in Science Advances, the study reveals a striking absence of the pre-Columbian genetic lineages in modern Indigenous Americans; showing extinction of these lineages with the arrival of the Spaniards.

"Surprisingly, none of the genetic lineages we found in almost 100 ancient humans were present, or showed evidence of descendants, in today's Indigenous populations," says joint lead author Dr Bastien Llamas, Senior Research Associate with ACAD. "This separation appears to have been established as early as 9000 years ago and was completely unexpected, so we examined many demographic scenarios to try and explain the pattern...."

Bolding added for emphasis.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160401144502.htm
Posted by Duke Lacrosse | Wed Apr 6, 2016, 04:05 PM (13 replies)
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