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birthplace of Neolithic agricultural practices
2014-06-09 04:52:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By sequencing the mitochondrial DNA of the first Near Eastern farmers for the first time, an international team of researchers have discovered evidence supporting an Early Neolithic pioneer maritime colonization of mainland Europe that involved expansion through Cyprus and the Aegean Islands. Writing in the journal PLOS Genetics, the study authors explained their analysis of genetic samples obtained from three sites located in...

2012-03-06 23:55:16

The Genographic Project announced today the most comprehensive analysis to date of Basque genetic patterns, showing that Basque genetic uniqueness predates the arrival of agriculture in the Iberian Peninsula some 7,000 years ago. Through detailed DNA analysis of samples from the French and Spanish Basque regions, the Genographic team found that Basques share unique genetic patterns that distinguish them from the surrounding non-Basque populations. Published in the American Journal of Human...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'