Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DNA reveals populating of northern Canada

Through recent DNA analysis scientists have learned that the Inuit and current First Peoples of northern Canada descend are from different DNA groups. They followed several other groups of immigrants into the area, from other DNA groups, who are long gone. These groups include:
  • Paleo-Eskimos (beginning around 6,000 years ago) including Saqqaq and three separate Dorset cultures. This was a group from Siberia.
  • Thule people (beginning around 1,000 years ago), ancestors of the modern-day Inuit.
  • Two waves further south, giving rise to different groups of Native American ancestors.
Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28965227

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