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Catterick
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016, 01:30 PM
In an upcoming presentation from SMBE 2016, some evidence will be presented that might support Coon's idea of Capoids in North Africa.

Is there no genetic information about the Dawada yet?

http://sarkoboros.net/2016/06/unexpected-southern-african-ancestry-in-a-medieval-moroccan-cave/


The trans-Saharan gold and salt trade as well as the trans-Saharan slave trade played an important role in population movements connecting sub-Saharan and Mediterranean economies during the Middle Ages. The slave trade alone is said to have transported more than 9 million slave soldiers and domestic servants along the trans-Saharan route.

In this study, we present the genomic analysis of two human individuals from a cave site in the area of present-day Morocco which were directly dated to the Medieval period. The samples were processed in a designated ancient DNA lab and the genomic data obtained shows standard patterns of authentic ancient DNA with low levels of contamination. Both individuals – which represent the first ancient genome sequence data from North Africa – do not exhibit particular genetic affinities to modern North Africans or any other present-day population in published genotype data sets despite relatively extensive data has been produced from many areas of Africa.

In fact, the most parsimonious way to model them genetically is as two-source admixture between Mediterranean Europeans and Southern Africans. The lack of archaeological context of the two individuals opens up various alternatives to explain their genomic pattern. Both individuals could represent a Medieval African population without population continuity to modern-day populations.

Alternatively, both Mediterranean Europe and Southern Africa are known source regions in the Arab slave trade, thus they could potentially represent the offspring of slaves of different origin. The Arab slave trade extended over a longer period and may have involved more slaves than its transatlantic counterpart and our data might provide the first genetic insight into this historical process and the people who suffered in it. Our results highlight how archaeogenetic research can shed lights into historical events and long-distance population movements while opening new questions for the interpretation of the data.

Shadow
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, 02:40 AM
Negroes have really only been around since slash and burn agriculture, in Africa this was the time of Christ. Coon explains this and how they came into being and why.

If that is true, what was round before Negroes? Coon cites Garn and accepts his theory that H. heidelbergensis types (Broken Hill) re-entered the tropical forest after 2 million years of absence and gradually became the small Pigmies we know. In open areas it was people more or less like the Bushmen. There is ample archaeological and anthropological evidence to support this, most of which Coon cites.

How could it be any other way?

Catterick
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, 11:57 AM
Negroes have really only been around since slash and burn agriculture, in Africa this was the time of Christ. Coon explains this and how they came into being and why.

If that is true, what was round before Negroes? Coon cites Garn and accepts his theory that H. heidelbergensis types (Broken Hill) re-entered the tropical forest after 2 million years of absence and gradually became the small Pigmies we know. In open areas it was people more or less like the Bushmen. There is ample archaeological and anthropological evidence to support this, most of which Coon cites.

How could it be any other way?

Iwo Eluru seems to have been a female Homo heidelbergensis from the early Holocene or at least terminal Pleistocene. I'm no expert on African paleoclimates but most of Africa was inhabited by MSA sapiens at that point so the tropical forest was likeliest refuge habitat for people of that type. In that sense Iwo Eluru is easier to explain than Red Deer Cave or Hahnofersand.

I've no idea where black Africans arrived from, even Asselar doesn't seem too Negroid. Lahr told me that Africans at that time were too diverse to treat as a single racial type, and she wasn't being politically correct either - we were actually talking about the Lake Nataruk skeletons that happen to be outside all racial concepts, something that has already been noticed about the Mesolithic Nubians. There's a study underway regarding the affinities of Early Holocene Africans, but it will take some time to complete and publish.