Monday, May 19, 2014

DNA: Are Native Americans, Mexicans Asian?

Xochitl, Ashley Wells, Dhr.Seven, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Scott Neuman (All Things Considered,, 5-16-14), "Ancient skeleton in Mexico sheds light on Americas settlement"
In this June 2013 photo provided by National Geographic, diver Susan Bird, working at the bottom of Hoyo Negro, a large dome-shaped underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, brushes Naia's skull found at the site (Paul Nicklen/AP).
A nearly complete skeleton of a teenage girl (called "Naia") has yielded DNA clues linking her to Native Americans living today. She died 12,000-13,000 years ago in a cave in the Yucatan Peninsula (modern Mexico). 
The connection bolsters the prevailing theory that the sole route of human migration into North America took place over a Siberia-Alaska land bridge known as Beringia, starting 15,000-20,000 years ago.
NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca says the skeleton of the girl, who died at age 15 to 16, was discovered in 2007 amid a complex of flooded caverns in Mexico known as Hoyo Negro, or "Black Hole."
Meditating Mayan figurine (MT)
Scientific American says, "She lies in a collapsed chamber together with the remains of 26 other large mammals, including a saber-toothed tiger, 600 meters from the nearest sinkhole. Most of the mammals became extinct around 13,000 years ago."
"It was impossible to safely recover the body from the cave location, so the research team dove to the cave and made bone measurements [on site]. They placed Naia's skull on a rotating tripod and set a camera on a second tripod next to it. Turning the skull slowly, they snapped pictures every 20 degrees. Later the team used the photographs to reconstruct a three-dimensional image."
Aztec Kwan Yin, Queen of Devas (LTG)
James Chatters of Applied Paleoscience in Bothell, Washington, led the study and published the results in the journal Science.
Chatters says the skeleton, known as Naia after the water nymphs (naiads) of Greek mythology, doesn't look much like modern Native Americans, who have narrower faces, different teeth, and a different palate.
"I could tell from the shape of the palette and some other aspects of the skull that she was similar to some of the other earliest Americans I'd seen," Chatters says. "So many differences that it seemed they must come from somewhere else." But the DNA told a different story. 
Taos Pueblo like Tibet, Southwest USA (NM)
The University of Texas at Austin's Deborah Bolnick, an expert in extracting ancient DNA from fossilized teeth and bones, got a sample of Naia's mitochondrial DNA [slower changing genetic information], which is inherited exclusively from the mother.
Bolnick found a lineage known as D-1 that's found in Northeast Asia (including Siberia, which is North Aisa) and also very common in Native Americans.
What that suggests, Bolnick says, is that the girl is indeed descended from the first humans to cross the land bridge and not some later migration from somewhere else.
That means the physical differences between the first "Paleoamericans" and Native Americans of today are the result of evolution since the great migration out of Asia.
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Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly
From Asia (China and Afghanistan) to California and Mexico (Int'l History Channel)
World's most famous Pueblo, Potala, Tibet
As we have noted repeatedly, the Buddhism practiced in Siberia, Russia (as well as Kalmykia, Europe) is Mongolian and Tibetan, with strong native animist and shamanistic influences, deriving from the Buddha's shramana movement in and around India.
It traveled up from Central Asia, modern day Afghanistan (part of ancient Gandhara, see the pioneering work of Dr. Ranajit Pal), into ancient Greece and Northern Asia. It is startlingly similar to Native American beliefs and practices, enhanced by visits from Afghan and Chinese Buddhist missionaries to Mexico and California long before the arrival of Columbus, as documented by Edward P. Vining, Hendon M. Harris, and our research on Puebloan Peoples in America. 
China's Fusang, our CA, Mexico
The Bering Strait land bridge is not the only route of spiritual ideas, DNA, and Asiatic culture. A great deal of it came directly and intact. 
One amazing "coincidence" is the similarity between the megalithic jungle cultures of Buddhist Angkor and other ancient city-states, part of the enormously successful Khmer Empire in modern Cambodia and Thailand, and the megalithic jungle empires of the Maya, Aztecs, Toltecs (see also Toltec Mounds State Archaeological Park), Olmecs, and Incas in Mexico (Mesoamerica) and South America.

Traces of it also existed in the modern "mound building" cultures in the United States, whose enormous size and sophistication (as well as being gigantic as individuals) make them part of "forbidden archaeology" as exposed by Dr. Michael Cremo.

Ancient Mesoamerica (pre-Spanish invasion) included parts of California, the USA, Mexico, Belize, the Mayan Empire, Guatemala (named after Gautama Buddha, according Rick Fields' accounts, Swans)... See detail

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