Europeans: there has been no long-term genome-wide removal of Neandertal DNA

A team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Martin Petr, Svante Pääbo, Janet Kelso, and Benjamin Vernot) has found evidence that suggests there has been no long-term removal of Neanderthal DNA from modern Europeans. Here we present a small part of their paper titled “Limits of long-term selection against Neandertal introgression“. Continue reading “Europeans: there has been no long-term genome-wide removal of Neandertal DNA”

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The Greek origin of the Romans – Part 3: Aeneas and his Trojans

Here we present selected excerpts from Dionysius of Halicarnassus’ book ‘The Roman Antiquities‘ (The Loeb Classical Library). Apparently, there had been hardly any doubt for Dionysius and the majority of ancient Greek and Roman historians up to his time (1st century B.C.) that the Romans were a nation of mostly Greek origin/genealogy. Continue reading “The Greek origin of the Romans – Part 3: Aeneas and his Trojans”

The Greek origin of the Romans – Part 2: Arcadians & Hercules’ expedition to the West

Here we present selected excerpts from Dionysius of Halicarnassus’ book ‘The Roman Antiquities‘ (The Loeb Classical Library). Apparently, there had been hardly any doubt for Dionysius and the majority of ancient Greek and Roman historians up to his time (1st century B.C.) that the Romans were a nation of mostly Greek origin/genealogy. Continue reading “The Greek origin of the Romans – Part 2: Arcadians & Hercules’ expedition to the West”

The Greek origin of the Romans – Part 1: Aborigines & Pelasgians

Here we present selected excerpts from Dionysius of Halicarnassus’ book ‘The Roman Antiquities‘ (The Loeb Classical Library). Apparently, there had been hardly any doubt for Dionysius and the majority of ancient Greek and Roman historians up to his time (1st century B.C.) that the Romans were a nation of mostly Greek origin/genealogy. Continue reading “The Greek origin of the Romans – Part 1: Aborigines & Pelasgians”

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