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Subject: Re: [DNA] ancestrybydna explained
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 20:57:27 EST
In a message dated 01/24/03 1:51:02 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> ''The east Asian indicates Northern
> European or Russian influence, or possibly some other group that was
> influenced by central/northern Asians.''
> Isn't this a contradiction in terms? I don't understand why something
> called East Asian should stand for Northern European or Russian
> influence, or even central/northern Asian? Why then is it not
> renamed? And how would one be able to differentiate true East Asian
> from this ''East Asian''?
Your last question is the crux of the matter, but for a visual explanation
for how so-called Asian genes could occur in Europe, look at the migration
route for the marker M45 on this map from "Journey of Man." This National
Geographic web site also has a fairly extensive news article, so be sure to
go back and click on that link after you load the full size map. If the URL
is split by the time it passes through RootsWeb, it ends in html.
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