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(Gizmodo)   DNA analysis reveals ancient Ireland was ruled by the Lannisters   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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2020-06-22 9:49:50 AM  
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Dating back to between 5,500 and 4,000 years ago, this was a pivotal stage in the region's history, as farming lifestyles gradually supplanted hunting, foraging, and fishing.  ... Similar arrangements were seen later among the Inca god-kings and Egyptian pharaohs, many of whom were inbred.

...So basically ancient inbreeding was a critical step in human beings switching over to modern civilization, featuring agriculture, ruling classes, private property, money, etc.
 
2020-06-22 11:44:34 AM  
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Gubbo: My favorite Irish sounds inbreeding but isn't at all story is that I have double first cousins (a term I've made up) as a result of 2 brothers marrying sisters


Umm. You didn't make that up. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cou​sin#A​dditional_terms even has a picture of exactly that situation. (Could also have a brother and sister marry a sister and brother...)
 
2020-06-22 9:16:42 AM  
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Incest - It's all relative.
 
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