Thursday, January 10, 2008

Find Out Where You Came From

Genetic Genealogy is offering to trace your ancestry back as far as 150 000 years. That's pretty far back, considering we don't know who those people were. There are some other peculiar assumptions as well, such as the "common ancestor" at 65 000 years ago. This suggests that it was one person, which is silly. It was likely one mitochondrial variant (if the replacement model is correct). Even if it is, the level of resolution suggests somewhere between 140 and 280 000 years ago.

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