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Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: Kennewick Man
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 12:53:37 EDT
In a message dated 09/04/01 9:05:49 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> This was sent to me and thought some of you might enjoy reading it as well.
> Fuller explanations of what they are talking abt would be appreciated.
The "X Factor" is probably a reference to haplogroup X, one of the
haplogroups found in American Indians (the other four groups being A-D).
Haplogroup X is puzzling because it's found in Europeans as well. However,
the last I heard, they were unable to extract DNA from Kennewick Man, so his
haplotype is unknown.
For those interested in reading more about Kennewick Man, a good place to
start your search would be at about.com.