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(Phys Org2)   The earliest evidence of Italians' extraordinary genetic diversity is 19,000 years old. All sorts of cultures and races were blended together, say researchers at the University of Bologna   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Italy, Last Glacial Maximum, Last glacial period, Population genetics, Southern Italy, Glacial period, Northern Italy, Ice age  
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2020-05-22 9:29:49 AM  
That's a lot on b o l o g n a.(Everybody sing the song now)
 
2020-05-22 9:42:31 AM  
+1 headline, subby. A much-needed chuckle.
 
2020-05-22 9:59:10 AM  
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2020-05-22 10:24:07 AM  
Wow.  I'm half Italian.

And half everything else.
 
2020-05-22 12:30:34 PM  
"Extraordinary" as compared to what, the rest of Europe?  Nigeria and the Congo both have over three times the genetic diversity.
 
2020-05-22 12:31:15 PM  
Then there was something that happened over a period of about 1,500 years that introduced a lot of different genetic material to Italy and removed a lot of the older material, especially in the central and northwest regions.  I wonder what that could have been?  It's almost like people moved there from all over Europe and Northern Africa and then, centuries later, armies moved in and slaughtered entire cities of them with new groups moving in.

What would have caused that?
 
2020-05-22 12:52:33 PM  

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2020-05-22 4:05:09 PM  

FLMountainMan: "Extraordinary" as compared to what, the rest of Europe?  Nigeria and the Congo both have over three times the genetic diversity.


2nd sentence: "The gradient of their genetic variability, scattered all over the peninsula, encloses on a small scale the whole genetic variance between southern and continental Europeans."
 
2020-05-22 4:19:14 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Then there was something that happened over a period of about 1,500 years that introduced a lot of different genetic material to Italy and removed a lot of the older material, especially in the central and northwest regions.  I wonder what that could have been?  It's almost like people moved there from all over Europe and Northern Africa and then, centuries later, armies moved in and slaughtered entire cities of them with new groups moving in.

What would have caused that?


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2020-05-22 5:21:05 PM  
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2020-05-22 11:50:21 PM  

LewDux: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Then there was something that happened over a period of about 1,500 years that introduced a lot of different genetic material to Italy and removed a lot of the older material, especially in the central and northwest regions.  I wonder what that could have been?  It's almost like people moved there from all over Europe and Northern Africa and then, centuries later, armies moved in and slaughtered entire cities of them with new groups moving in.

What would have caused that?

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2020-05-23 1:52:23 AM  

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first thing that came to mind when I saw the headline, and blam someone already got there.
 
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