View Full Version : Ancient Europeans Mysteriously Vanished 4,500 Years Ago

6th May 2013, 19:02
The genetic lineage of Europe mysteriously transformed about 4,500 years ago, new research suggests.
The findings, detailed today (April 23) in the journal Nature Communications, were drawn fromseveral skeletons unearthedin central Europe that were up to 7,500 years old.


"What is intriguing is that the genetic markers of this first pan-European culture, which was clearly very successful, were then suddenly replaced around 4,500 years ago, and we don't know why," said study co-author Alan Cooper, of the University of Adelaide Australian Center for Ancient DNA, in a statement. "Something major happened, and the hunt is now on to find out what that was."

Source: http://www.livescience.com/28954-ancient-europeans-mysteriously-vanished.html


7th May 2013, 00:55
Did they check the Irish settlers who separated themselves from the English. I mean it's known the thrown was usurped by German Jewish citizens passing as Europeans and the 1st coup de tat of a nation of power through the same type of political shinnanigans we've witnessed thus far. Could EU have been the 1st test for the Roman Banking system of oppression and hierarchy and classism?:sad:
They deceived the world.

7th May 2013, 01:22
There is a discrepancy in the text. This second paragraph:

The findings, detailed today (April 23) in the journal Nature Communications, were drawn from several skeletons unearthed (http://www.livescience.com/27697-stone-age-libyan-burials-unearthed.html) in central Europe that were up to 7,500 years old.

contains a link to this article:

Stone-Age Skeletons Unearthed In Sahara Desert

Archaeologists have uncovered 20 Stone-Age skeletons in and around a rock shelter in Libya's Sahara desert, according to a new study.

The skeletons date between 8,000 and 4,200 years ago, meaning the burial place was used for millennia.

"It must have been a place of memory," said study co-author Mary Anne Tafuri, an archaeologist at the University of Cambridge. "People throughout time have kept it, and they have buried their people, over and over, generation after generation."

About 15 women and children were buried in the rock shelter, while five men and juveniles were buried under giant stone heaps called tumuli outside the shelter during a later period, when the region turned to desert.

The findings, which are detailed in the March issue of the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, suggest the culture changed with the climate.

read more here (http://www.livescience.com/27697-stone-age-libyan-burials-unearthed.html).

It is a good article, granted, but Libya is not central Europe.

That made me curious, so I checked out the next link in the article, which occurred in this sentence:

For decades, researchers have wondered whether people, or just ideas, spread from the Middle East during the agricultural revolution (http://www.livescience.com/27055-neolithic-skulls-show-violence.html) that occurred after the Mesolithic period.

Well, that link led to this article:

Battered Skulls Reveal Violence Among Stone Age Women

Stone Age farmers lived through routine violence, and women weren't spared from its toll, a new study finds.

The analysis discovered that up to 1 in 6 skulls exhumed in Scandinavia from the late Stone Age between about 6,000 and 3,700 years ago had nasty head injuries. And contrary to findings from mass gravesites of the period, women were equally likely to be victims of deadly blows, according to the study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

read more here (http://www.livescience.com/27055-neolithic-skulls-show-violence.html).

Again, very interesting, but the Agricultural Revolution is primarily thought to have occurred 10,000 years ago, in the Fertile Crescent region of Southwest Asia.

There seem to be some persistent issues with geography on this website.