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People migrated from modern-day Turkey and the Near East to colonize Europe during the agricultural revolution of the Mesolithic period some 7,500 years ago, according to a new study of mitochondrial DNA taken from skeletal remains discovered in Germany and Italy. But their population was later replaced by another group. “What is intriguing is that the genetic markers of this first pan-European culture, which was clearly very successful, were then suddenly replaced around 4,500 years ago, and we don’t know why,” said Alan Cooper of the Australian Center for Ancient DNA.
Originally posted by punkinworks10
Hi how's it going,
Awsome paper you came across, kudos.
As far ad the subject matter at hand, no it is not evidence of the biblical flood.
Sorry, but it is evidence of more agressive horse oriented people moving into western Europe and replacing earlier cattle based people, who in turn replaced the first farmers, who replaced the original people of Europe.
Originally posted by MagnusMaximus
Based on what I have read the study shows that an expansion from Iberia took place which replaced the dominant population of the LBK Culture. So west to east instead of east to west as previously thought.
The Bell Beaker culture, which emerged from the Iberian Peninsula around 2800 B.C., may have played a role in this genetic turnover. The culture, which may have been responsible for erecting some of the megaliths at Stonehenge,
Originally posted by Flavian
reply to post by stumason
I would suggest we were learning ... how to make decent clothing that doesn't simply fall apart
And to Cinrad, big apologies for going off topic...........