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From: Marianne Chaffin Strickland <>
Subject: Re: Blue Blood at last
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 07:31:51 -0500
Just a thought...
If anyone would like to have a better understanding of the subject without
being bored to tears try the book "The Seven Daughters of Eve" by Bryan
Sykes. It's in the science section of most bookstores. He takes a what I
thought is a good approach to explaining MRCA, DNA, Human genetics... I
found it fascinating and I learned quite a bit. I can't imagine too many
genealogists who wouldn't find it interesting to some degree. The science
might be a little hard to grasp in spots, but he does a good job of getting
the idea across.
Then for DNA tests... I think you can also try www. oxfordancestors.com
.....At 05:51 PM 3/15/06 -0700, wrote:
RE: [YKS] Blue blood at last
>Well, you are indeed descended from one woman,
>'Mitochondrial Eve', who was the female ancestor of
>all humans living today and who lived approximately
>150,000 years ago, and 'Y-Chromosome Adam', who was
>the male ancestor of all living humans and who lived
>about 60,000 years ago, both of them in Africa.
>We all therefore share a common ancestor with anyone
>in the world no more that about 3000 generations ago.
>Given that powerful rulers were fond of spreading
>their seed, all of us must share at least some royal
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