An interesting thing that has been a recent topic for discussion has been DNA testing updates. AncestryDNA and 23AndMe have both been updating clients with new information as their databases have been updated and have increased in content. What is there to update?
A topic that we have not yet touched upon is “Raw Data” with respect to DNA tests. Raw Data is essentially information from DNA which companies run through their databases.
There are many rules that must be followed by athletes before they can join a national team. Sometimes, players born in other countries may join a national team if other
Micronesia is next on our list of Oceania. This week, special attention will be paid to the Chamorro people native to the Mariana Islands. Demographic data shows that Chamorro people live predominantly in present day Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
The series about Oceania will continue with the next topic being Melanesia. While the Polynesians seem to have a common origin through the Austronesians, what about the Melanesians?Read More
For the next few weeks, we will be taking about Oceania and origins of different groups living within Oceania. We begin quite broadly with Polynesians and their origins:
Recently, a very interesting discovery was made: in short, a 10,000 year old skeleton, Cheddar Man. Found originally in Cheddar, England,
Europe and the Middle East—neighbours. While one could argue that not all of Europe is particularly close to the Middle East, and not all of the Middle East is within close proximity to Europe, both geographic locations are within touching distance at their closest points.
Sometimes Ancestral DNA tests and history (depending on who is being asked) can butt heads. For instance, DNA tests, as well as history, may indicate that people from ethnic group X have original roots from group Y…
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