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A history Mystery from Idaho

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posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 04:38 PM
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I found this on Austin Whitall's blog this morning,


]I have just come across a very brief "Paper" which details a study conducted on a skull found in Idaho, U.S., which was dated by radiocarbon to an age of about 600-700 years BP and is therefore older than the arrival of Europeans (Columbus) to America. The startling finding is that: "Forensic Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroup R0a1a identified, although it is not associated with known Native American populations. Area where Haplogroup R0a1a originated is from the Arabian Peninsula or western Eurasia" [1] of course the authors find that rather difficult to explain so they added that: "Forensic mitochondrial DNA identified haplogroup R0a1a which originated on the Arabian Peninsula; this is not consistent with the rest of the data in the study. Future work will include. Additional trace element analysis from the bone to provide constraints to the duration of burial independent of C-14 dating. A secondary ancient DNA analysis to confirm or disprove the initial findings".


That is check if the skull is younger and therefore admixture with an Arabian could be more plausible or, the mtDNA was wrongly identified and therefore the skull is old and Amerindian.


The map shows where R0 hg is more prevalent: Middle East, Balkans, Horn of Africa and East AFrica....


Patagonian Monsters

That is very interesting Hg R0a1a, that is nearly basal R, which is a sister the Hg X, which is found in Kennewick man.
Though they are nearly 8,000 years apart it is fascinating that two "old world" haplogroups can be found in the plateau region.

Link To Paper

I'll add more when I get home from work




posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: punkinworks10


a skull found in Idaho, U.S., which was dated by radiocarbon to an age of about 600-700 years BP and is therefore older than the arrival of Europeans (Columbus) to America.

Columbus didn't "discover" America.

Lots of peoples were here before him.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 05:02 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: punkinworks10


a skull found in Idaho, U.S., which was dated by radiocarbon to an age of about 600-700 years BP and is therefore older than the arrival of Europeans (Columbus) to America.

Columbus didn't "discover" America.

Lots of peoples were here before him.


If a thing exists would you know it was there if it wasn't discovered?



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: highfromphoenix

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: punkinworks10


…a skull found in Idaho, U.S., which was dated by radiocarbon to an age of about 600-700 years BP and is therefore older than the arrival of Europeans (Columbus) to America.

Columbus didn't "discover" America.

Lots of peoples were here before him.


If a thing exists would you know it was there if it wasn't discovered?

The discovery thing goes with flag planting and claiming ownership for the King and all that. At least thats what they taught us in grade school… Everyone knows the date, too.

1492

The place didn't exist before it was "discovered".

But about this skull, what are the possibilities? Vikings were 'European' too, weren't they?



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 05:41 PM
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I discovered ATS once.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 05:50 PM
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Back to it





a reply to: intrptr

 No where did I , or the article say anything about Columbus discovering the Americas.

 The Columbus reference was about the time period at which one would start to see introgression of European/Eurasian Haplogroups into the Americas.

 And no Vikings would not have carried this haplogroup, in Europe it would be found among the early hunter/gatherers, or among people from Yemen/Ethiopia and the Balkans.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: punkinworks10
Thanks for posting this. These finds always intrigue me as an archaeologist. Don't have time to read all of it right now but am replying to come back to it.




posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: punkinworks10


in Europe it would be found among the early hunter/gatherers, or among people from Yemen/Ethiopia and the Balkans.

I don't know enough about it to hold an intelligent conversation. Sorry for trolling.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 05:57 PM
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I don't have anything to support this but I'm going to start digging. I remember reading a theory that ancient Israelis are linked to copper mines up in northern Wisconsin and the UP. I can't remember all the details, but if they were trying to connect various dots in the bible (or other books), this may be a big piece of that puzzle.

Sorry for not having links, I can't remember if I read that here or somewhere else but I'll start digging and edit if I find something.

ETA: This seems close to what I read, but ill keep digging. Its not out west but if they were here there's no reason to think they wouldn't explore a bit.

King Solomon's Great Lake Mines

a reply to: punkinworks10


edit on 15-7-2015 by DuckforcoveR because: (no reason given)


(post by Naabaahii removed for a serious terms and conditions violation)

posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 06:40 PM
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How could they be "ancient Israelis"?



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 06:45 PM
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And now for the juicy stuff









Provenance, a history of ownership, helps provide contextual evidence of an item’s origin, or provenience. A transdisciplinary collaboration utilized a variety of techniques including archaeological and anthropological assessments, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry (EDS), x-ray fluorescence (XRF), laser ablation inductively coupled plasma quadrapole mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-QMS), stable isotope analysis, radiocarbon dating and DNA analysis to yield information about the skull’s background. Researchers hope to obtain enough information in order to repatriate the individual’s remains.



The skull is consistent with native American practices of head flattening, via a cradle board.

 I would also like to point out that the skull also has a Neanderthal trait, the retro molar gap, it is the large gap behind the last lower molar.


Austin discusses retro molar gap here,



retro molar gap






The skull had traces of a red pigment on it, that has been identified as Cinnabar.

 That fact is very interesting, as far a I know there is only one surface source for cinnabar ,in the continental US, and that is the New Idra mine in Fresno county ca.

It was the largest mercury in the world for several decades. I'm quite familiar with the place, actually I'm going through there this weekend.

 Anyway that shows trade from Ca to the Columbia plateau.



Hair samples were also collected,






Hair samples (top) match the consistency of human hair  Animal fibers (bottom) most likely sheep’s wool or fine strands of cattle, deer, dog, goat, marmot or musk ox



We can rule out cattle, musk ox, it could be mountain goat , or big horn sheep or dog.










dating the skull to 1330-1400 AD Forensic Mitochondrial DNA  Haplogroup R0a1a identified, although it is not associated with known Native American populations  Area where Haplogroup R0a1a originated is from the Arabian Peninsula or western Eurasia




His O isotope ratios show that he was born in a different place from where he lived most of his life.


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posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 06:49 PM
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may have been the wrong way to word it. "people from the land that was then (and now) known as Israel"? David and Solomon's people? Is that better for you? Or would you prefer ancient Canaanites? Or are we hung up on the word ancient? I can use "old ass" if it would make you feel better.

a reply to: Aliensun


edit on 15-7-2015 by DuckforcoveR because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: intrptr
It's all good
The field of ancient gemtics is quite ephemeral.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 07:00 PM
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Actually the use of copper in the great lakes region predates Solomon by more than 6000 years, and itvpredates copper use in the old world by 2000 years.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: diggindirt
Hi diggindirt,
I appreciate input from the pros,
I wish there was more info about the site and it's context



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 07:18 PM
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So now the big question is how this ancient west Eurasian haplogroup found its way to Idaho.
Is it representative of an ancient west eurasin component of the first people into the new world, and is connected with HG X, which is found among neighboring native American tribes ,like the Yakama and Chinook.
Or does it represents sent a later movement of people from Eurasia, like maybe bronze age people.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 07:39 PM
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There is concrete evidence that Native Americans discovered Europe 7,000 years ago,
and that Europeans adopted a lithic technology that was first present in the Americas.
So who discovered who?
a reply to: intrptr



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 08:41 PM
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originally posted by: DuckforcoveR
I don't have anything to support this but I'm going to start digging. I remember reading a theory that ancient Israelis are linked to copper mines up in northern Wisconsin and the UP. I can't remember all the details, but if they were trying to connect various dots in the bible (or other books), this may be a big piece of that puzzle.



a reply to: punkinworks10

As I remember, copper ingots were recovered from a Roman shipwreck in the Mediterranean. When the isotopic ratios were measured, the best match for the source was the Upper Peninsula.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 08:50 PM
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Sweet!
Scott Wolter is always looking for fresh material.







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