Thursday, November 24, 2011

National Geographic Explorer: How to build an Ancient Man

CeCe Moore, at Your Genetic Genealogist, has a post on the recent National Geographic Explorer program on the reconstruction of the genetics of a Saqqaq male from Greenland, "How to Build an Ancient Man" This is a followup to the scientific article abstracted here: Gilbert et al., "Paleo-Eskimo mtDNA Genome Reveals Matrilineal Discontinuity in Greenland", Science 27 June 2008: 1787-1789. DOI:10.1126/science.1159750 . The article implies multiple entries into the Americas from Asia.

See the facial reconstruction of Inuq an ancient Saqqaq male from Greenland.