Migrations without green cards

Ginger Mayerson reminded me of the supercool genographic study. My office is in such a disarray, I only can find what I blogged about at the time, and no additional info. Bleh.

Anyway, this is where my ancestors apparently lived, for a time.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Clues found for early Europeans An archaeological find in Russia has shed light on the migration of modern humans into Europe.

Artifacts (Artefacts in original BBC article, I'm changing to American standard spelling) uncovered at the Kostenki site, south of Moscow, suggest modern humans were at this spot about 45,000 years ago.

The first moderns may have entered Europe through a different route than was previously thought, the international team reports.

...The researchers examined tools, personal ornaments and carved ivory discovered under a layer of ancient volcanic ash at the site, which lies along the Don River.

The artifacts most likely belonged to modern humans and dated to about as early as 45,000 years ago, said Professor Hoffecker. However they were dissimilar to artifacts found at the other European sites, he added.

“This suggests we have a not very closely related group of people at Kostenki, suggesting at the very least that we have an alternate route for modern humans into Europe - perhaps this being the earliest one,” he told the BBC News website.

(my Haplogroup is R1b)

(oh wait, I found my login credentials, and they've updated their site. More later)

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