posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 07:49 AM
Ancient Baby DNA Suggests Tie to Native
The DNA of a baby boy who was buried in Montana 12,600 years ago has been recovered, and it provides new indications of the ancient
roots of today's American Indians and other native peoples of the Americas.
It's the oldest genome ever recovered from the New World. Artifacts found with the body show the boy was part of the Clovis culture, which existed in
North America from about 13,000 years ago to about 12,600 years ago and is named for an archaeological site near Clovis, N.M.
The boy's genome showed his people were direct ancestors of many of today's native peoples in the Americas, researchers said. He was more
closely related to those in Central and South America than to those in Canada. The reason for that difference isn't clear, scientists
I thought many here would appreciate this find. Apparently the child shows a closer genetic tie to those Native Americans from Central and South
America than to Canadian First Nation people. They are still related but not as close which is surprising considering how far away Central and South
America are compared to how close Canada is to Montana where the child's remains were found.
Considering the time frame regarding the end of the last ice age and the location this was always a very real possibility. As many of you know I've
always thought that it shouldn't surprise anybody that we find the older and more advanced cultures and civilizations farther south where the weather
was much more habitable to humans than the northern latitudes. This doesn't mean there weren't people living at those Latitudes just that the farther
south one went the nicer the climate was.
As the climate started changing those people farther south would migrate North as the Gigantic North American Ice cap started to recede the land
became much more desirable to the vast herds of animals desired for consumption. It's often been pondered if there were some sort of connection or
contact between the Mississippian mound building cultures and those of Central America's Pyramid builders.
Cahokia kəhoʊkiːə is the site of an ancient Native American city (650-1400 CE) near Collinsville, Illinois in the American Bottom floodplain,
across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. The 2,200-acre (8.9 km2) site includes at least 109 man-made earthen mounds. Cahokia Mounds is
the largest archaeological site related to the Mississippian culture, which developed advanced societies in eastern North America centuries before the
arrival of Europeans.
Cahokia was settled around 650 CE during the Late Woodland period. Mound building did not begin until about 1050 CE, at the beginning of the
Mississippian cultural period. The inhabitants left no written records beyond symbols on pottery, shell, copper, wood, and stone. The city's original
name is unknown.
Cahokia: North America
Olmec: Central America
The Cahokian site *and various others in the region* and those of Central America are more recent obviously than the remains of the child tested but
do those remains imply that the possible connection between the two goes much further back in time than previously thought? So not only do we have a
location on the more Eastern part the US 48 but now this find from Montana. I think there was at one time a much larger population in the Americas
than previously thought. This would explain the massive die offs of the Ice Age Megafauna more easily if 'Man' was responsible or simply a major
Who knows, Maybe in the West's barren badlands there may still be remnants of much larger settlements buried that have yet been discovered eh?
As Always, Stay tuned
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