posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:58 PM
You're missing the point entirely. If the DNA exists in the populations that those mummies originate from that is evidence enough...and they are
clearly ascribed to haplogroups, so we can check those without having to retest the mummies. It is unnecessary. They all belong to different groups
and were not, for the most part inter-related, that should clearly indicate to you that they arrived in the region they died seperately and
independently, surely you have the capabilities to reason that they would not yield anything of use to your 'theory'. They tell and entirely
different story, one not related to migrations tens of thousands of years earlier.
Current research has the Pontic Plain emerging as a major crossroads of cultures during the period preceding the Bronze Age and as such the Tarim
mummies 'migration' fits into that shifting landscape of human development and emergent technology, they are in my opinion not relevent to earlier
human migrations other than that humans have always moved and as often as not, that route has been East in pursuit, or under guidance of the sun. In
that sense the Pontic Steppe is, in my opinion, relevent to the Denisovians movements and to all human migrations as it represents a migratory bridge
that their food sources must too have followed.
What is equally likely is that while in pursuit of the sun, or whatever else it was that drove them, that climatic change, caused bottle-necks which
led by necessity to interbreeding, as well as such aspects as the co-migration of Helicobacter pylori with those leaving East Africa.
3-7-2012 by Biliverdin because: (no reason given)