Τετάρτη, 17 Αυγούστου 2016

DNA of ancient Phonecian boy suggests a new model of human migration




The findings of a recent study backed by DNA evidence is shedding new light on the genetic origins of perhaps the most celebrated civilization that once thrived in the Middle East. The researchers have successfully sequenced the first complete genome of 2500 years old remains of a young man discovered in Carthage. The Sequencing revealed that the ancient boy’s genome contains a rare European hunter gatherer genes; the finding has the potential to trigger the rewrite of the migration pattern of ancient Europeans into the North African region.



Location of Phoenicia
Location of Phoenicia.Source
Researchers claim that the finding is significant as it could shed light on the scope and tendency of ancient people’s movement across continents.