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Last post, recent discoveries were mentioned which depicted uncovering bones that contributed to the discovery of Homo Luzonenis in the Philippines.  Another example of an excavation that unearthed early humans occurred in present-day Bulgaria and Greece.  The remains suggest that humanity began in Southern Europe, and also reached its conclusions through the analysis of a …

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Hello!  A few weeks ago, a multitude of articles depicting a recent finding of ancient humans in Callao Cave, in the Philippines, were published.  This species lived on what is now the island of Luzon, likely 50,000 to 70,000 years ago and it is called “Homo Iuzonenis”.  Interestingly, findings seem to suggest that the species …

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Let us look at two words: language and ancestry.  Throughout the world, there are a plethora of different languages spoken nationally, regionally and so on. There are a multitude of reasons as to why group A speaks language X, while their neighbours speak a distinct language which could be similar or completely different.  Some of …

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This week’s blog will feature a discussion about some of the perceived inaccuracies of Ethnic DNA Testing.  There are multiple videos on YouTube, and global television networks which assert that Ethnic DNA tests do not reveal truths.  Sometimes, it has even been implied that these tests are known scams.  One of the most common methods …

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An interesting topic which is yet to be discussed on these blogs for DNA testing is the ability to match with relatives. Most companies nowadays give customers the option of looking at their genetic family members, plus giving them the option to communicate with these relatives. People focusing only on their ancestral backgrounds may not …

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An interesting thing that has been a recent topic for discussion has been DNA testing updates. AncestryDNA and 23AndMe have both been updating clients with new information as their databases have been updated and have increased in content.  What is there to update? When a company updates a client’s results and the results change, it is …

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There are many rules that must be followed by athletes before they can join a national team.  Sometimes, players born in other countries may join a national team if other qualifications are met.  However, even athletes that believe to be natives of the team they represent may sometimes find out that their true ancestral heritage is …

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The series about Oceania will continue with the next topic being Melanesia. While the Polynesians seem to have a common origin through the Austronesians, what about the Melanesians? What makes many of these Oceanian islands and nations so interesting is that a large percentage of cultures and peoples found on these islands have been isolated for …

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