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"The Last Man And Woman On Earth – Can Two People Repopulate The Planet?" In the new hit TV show, "Last Man On Earth", two survivors of a great plague are left with the task of repopulating the Earth. Can this really be done? #LastManOnEarth
Imagine a virus wipes out everyone on the planet except you. You are free to roam the world and do whatever you please, all in the comfort of your pajamas. No more rules and regulations. No more 9 to 5. You can pick whatever ...
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Abroad in the Yard

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After the invention of farming, for every 17 women who passed their genes on to the next generation, only 1 man did the same. These lucky few were the world's first  wealthy and powerful elites.
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Amy W. Kelly

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The 17th century bones of three African slaves have been traced to their countries of origin for the first time.
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Abroad in the Yard

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All they needed for reproductive success were power, horses, access to women and lots of sons...
A new genetic study has found that almost 40% of Y-DNA samples from 127 Asian populations descend from just 11 founder males, including Genghis Khan.
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This is an amazing, touching story of how learning about your #DNA can create #familyhistory where none existed.  Everyone interested in #geneticgenealogy - or just #genealogy - needs to see this (really!).
 
This is too good not to share. My DNA cousin who has been searching for her biological family is filming a documentary on her journey. Here is the trailer for the project: 

http://youtu.be/BARTCgwOxdE
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Natkritta Panprasert
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New DNA evidence suggests that herders from the grasslands of today's Russia and Ukraine carried the roots of modern European languages across the continent some 4,500 years ago.
Geneticists have uncovered evidence of a westward migration in Europe about 4,500 years ago—and that may explain a long-standing mystery about language.
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Ex Oriente... lingua

Archaeology confirms linguistics re- European languages originating from the East

How Europe was colonized? And who brought Indo-European language with them ? This is what a team of geneticists tried to find, examining DNA from 3,000 to 8,000 y. old bodies, including the famous Iceman ( known also as Otzi) and locating that, apart from two known groups of Middle Eastern settlers that colonized Europe, there was a third one too !

5,000-year-old DNA evidence coming from steppe herders in western Russia closely matched the one of 4,500-year-old individuals from Germany, part of a group known as the Corded Ware culture. The herders were named the Yamnaya and provide a strong link among groups all around modern Europe. The geographical extent of their migration is not clear, but Reich’s team claim that they possibly completely replaced existing populations in Germany.

The team also managed to confirm that the Yamnaya also imported a part of the Indo-European language family into Europe, the origin of which has caused a debate among scientists.

http://goo.gl/YEitk6

#archaeology   #linguistics , #Europe , #Indoeuropeans , #pottery , #DNA , #Iceman
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Dirk Schweitzer
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Gold coins discovered on the seafloor in the ancient harbor of #Caesarea  in +Israel 

+Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel 

"Gold coins from the Fatimid period (eleventh century CE) were discovered ... on the seabed in the ancient harbor in Caesarea National Park. ... almost 2,000 gold coins in different denominations: a dinar, half dinar and quarter dinar ... 

The earliest coin exposed in the treasure is a quarter dinar minted in Palermo, Sicily in the second half of the ninth century CE. Most of the coins though belong to the Fatimid caliphs Al-Ḥākim (996–1021 CE) and his son Al-Ẓāhir (1021–1036), and were minted in Egypt and North Africa. The coin assemblage included no coins from the Eastern Islamic dynasties and it can therefore be stated with certainty this is a Fatimid treasure. The great value and significance of the treasure become apparent when viewed in light of the historical sources. For example, the description of the traveler and geographer Ibn Jubayr who writes that the Muslim residents of the settlements were required to pay the Fatimid government half their agricultural produce at harvest time, in addition to payment of a head tax of one dinar and five carats (twenty-four carats equal one dinar, hence the method used to measure gold according to carats). Descriptions in the Cairo Geniza from the eleventh and twelfth century CE tell, among other things, of the redemption of prisoners, including Jewish captives from Ashkelon that were transferred to Egypt. According to the documents, the Jewish community paid a sum of about five hundred gold dinars to redeem and return them to Israel.

These divers are model citizens. They discovered the gold and have a heart of gold that loves the country and its history ... the divers reported the find; but in many instances divers take the objects home and that way extremely important archaeological information is lost forever, which cannot be recovered."  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesarea_Maritima 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatimid_Caliphate 

http://www.antiquities.org.il/article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4105 

via +SPIEGEL ONLINE 
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/gesellschaft/goldschatz-in-israel-taucher-finden-bei-caesarea-muenzen-a-1019015.html 

#archaeology   #coins   #Fatimid  
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Natkritta Panprasert
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A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems, according to a researcher.
A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems, according to a researcher.
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A 3D version of ancient Egyptian houses 

“We associate the architecture of ancient Egypt primarily with stone construction – due to the most recognizable structures left by this civilization: the pyramids and monumental stone temples. In fact, the contemporary villages and towns were dominated by houses made of mud bricks ” 

This is how Polish archaeologist Jacek Karmowski describes the idea behind his groundbreaking project which implied the 3D reconstruction of Egypt's earliest humble duelings . Based on the results of the Tell el Farcha excavations in the Nile Delta, Karmowski, a PhD student of the Institute of Archaeology of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, prepared virtual 3D models of ancient Egyptian houses which he proudly presented. 

http://goo.gl/ncbXEd

#archaeology   #Egypt   #residential   #houses   #architecture  
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Welcome to the Genetic Genealogy Community at Google+. Reconnect with lost close relatives. Learn about the migration paths your ancestors took. Make new friends worldwide by testing your own DNA, and those of your parents, and comparing the test results to those of others. Everybody is welcome to post constructive entries, for example: what have you learned so far? Want to discuss the history of a specific haplogroup? Have technical questions? Share a relevant news story? Please feel free to promote the group, invite your G+ & (still at) FB friends to join it.
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Natkritta Panprasert
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An ancient stone tool with bits of elephant fat clinging to it has been discovered in Israel, which strengthens the notion that ancient humans used the tools for butchery.
An ancient stone tool with bits of elephant fat clinging to it has been discovered in Israel, which strengthens the notion that ancient humans used the tools for butchery.
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~ "20th Century in a Life of a Family" by Natasha Sazonova
Humorous family tree painting depicting all family members from the early 1900s to the late 1990s.  

To order yours please go to: http://familytreeforyou.com/
Different options for different budgets!

To contact the artist: http://familytreeforyou.com/family-tree-contact-form.html

#familytree #customfamilytree #familytreeart #familytreepaintngfromphoto #familytreefromphotos #familytreepainting #genealogicaltree #familyportraitfromphotos #funfamilyportrait #funfamilyportraitpainting #uniquefamilyportrait
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Amy W. Kelly

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In this Sunday's issue of the New York Times Magazine, I have a feature about clashing visions of the genome. Is it overwhelmingly made up of "junk"--pieces of DNA that provide us with no useful fu...
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Mike Maglio

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When viewed by surname, small autosomal segments line up...
   There has been much debate over the use of small autosomal DNA segments.  It is important to understand where they come from and how they can be used for genetic genealogy.  Small segments are considered noise and false ma...
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I'd be happy to discuss the problems you have found.  Thanks
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Natkritta Panprasert
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This is a 2.8 million-year-old jawbone unearthed by scientists - they claim it belongs to one of the very first humans
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For decades, scientists thought this was a plaster copy of an ancient marine reptile. Now they've realised it's actually 189 million years old and a previously unknown species of icthyosaur. http://bbc.in/17u7B1h
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Jeanie Roberts

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I know very little about DNA, can someone tell me if a man who is R1b1a2 RU106 can have a father/son relationship with an man who is also R1b1a2 RM269? 
thank you!
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Natkritta Panprasert
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Pristinely preserved bodies at the Badia Pozzeveri cemetery in Tuscany, Italy, could hold the DNA of the cholera bacteria that killed them during an 1850s epidemic. Understanding the disease's evolution could lead to a cure.
Pristinely preserved bodies at the Badia Pozzeveri cemetery in Tuscany, Italy, could hold the DNA of the cholera bacteria that killed them during an 1850s epidemic. Understanding the disease's evolution could lead to a cure.
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Alena Soldatkina

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Hi guys! Can somebody please tell me please, what does it mean if  grand-grand mother has maternal gaplogroup H7a1 and grandmother, mother and child have H7a1a? Can it be mutation?
I was trying to find relevant information online, no luck.
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+Alena Soldatkina you tested them at different times, but still with the same company (+23andMe ?)?  Different gene-chips have been used at different times (3 so far, I think), which do not test the exact same haplogroup defining mutations: likely the newest chip, on which the ggm was tested, does not include the probes to test the last "*a" defining mutations A93G and A11167G (if only one of them is present in someone's mitochondrial DNA then this person's mt-DNA belongs to a "*a1" or "*a2" subgroup).  http://www.phylotree.org/tree/subtree_R0.htm 
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Annette Kapple
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Ancestry.com reported their 4th quarter earnings, and year end earning results, on February 3rd ( you can listen to the full report here).  I guess the AncestryDNA boycott hasn't caught on yet because they sold 100,000 kits i...
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