Originally Posted by Cheechako
A lot of interesting stuff lately with DNA results. Including the fact that we all have ~ 1.5% Neanderthal in us! It is now believed that the Neaderthal's didn't die out, they were assimilated by interbreeding.
I never heard Native Americans were ever considered a pure population by before though...?
One of the most amazing discoveries is that contrary to what was believed human development was not come directly from central Africa
to middle east but passed first by the Sahara that was then not a desert. From the Sahara to Egypt
, Middle east and Iberia.
It was supposed that Iberia was populated by migrations from the middle East but now ADN had shown that was not the case and the the oldest Europeans, that share a unique gene with Algerians (Sahara refugees) and Sardinians are the Basque, the Portuguese and some populations in central Spain
The Sahara is really the berth of humankind.