Natufians Revisited

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#1 Feb 9, 2013
Several features stand out quite definitely first the Natufians were a long-headed people – they had cap-shaped occiputs (the lower back part of the head). Secondly, the dimensions or their heads wer greater than in the pre-dynastic Egyptians. Thirdly, their faces were short and wide. Fourthly, they were prognathous (with projecting jaws). Fifthly, their nasal bones were not narrow and high, but formed wide, low arch. Sixthly, their chins were not prominent, but were masked by the fullness of the teeth-bearing parts of the jaw.

Many of them were short and stocky with remarkable developed thighs and legs. They also ha a custom of extracting the two upper central inciso teeth of their women.

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#2 Feb 9, 2013
A recent discovery for me has been uncovered. It was first discovered in 1932 and reported all over the world for several years even here in the United States. And of course, I am referring to the Natufians. And, in 2005, the site was rediscovered. The excitement over that rediscovery has generated a renewed interest in the science community and otherwise. But, the more I read about the rediscovery, the more disappointed I became. The fact that science has totally eliminated Dr. Keith’s papers on the subject of the Natufians, and opted to join Dr. Smith in white washing yet another African finding is sad and not science in the least

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#4 Feb 9, 2013
“A late Pleistocene-early Holocene northward migration (from Africa to the Levant and to Anatolia) of these populations has been hypothesized from skeletal data (Angel 1972, 1973; Brace 2005) and from archaeological data, as indicated by the probable Nile Valley origin of the "Mesolithic" (epi- Paleolithic) Mushabi culture found in the Levant (Bar Yosef 1987)

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#5 Feb 9, 2013
This migration finds some support in the presence in Mediterranean populations (Sicily, Greece, southern Turkey, etc.; Patrinos et al.; Schiliro et al. 1990) of the Benin sickle cell haplotype. This haplotype originated in West Africa and is probably associated with the spread of malaria to southern Europe through an eastern Mediterranean route (Salares et al. 2004) following the expansion of both human and mosquito populations brought about by the advent of the Neolithic transition (Hume et al 2003; Joy et al. 2003; Rich et al 1998).

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#7 Feb 9, 2013
Natufians where all over so are these ancestors of Olmecs.
Barros Serrano

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#8 Feb 9, 2013
Punchojr wrote:
Natufians where all over so are these ancestors of Olmecs.
You're not serious...

The Natufians were absorbed in the Mideast. Their genes in Europe were brought in by Mideasterners. The Natufian culture itself was only in the Levant.

Over the millenia the Natufians were in the Levant, they were mixing with the Mideasterners, until finally they were absorbed by them.

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#9 Feb 9, 2013
Barros Serrano wrote:
<quoted text>
You're not serious...
The Natufians were absorbed in the Mideast. Their genes in Europe were brought in by Mideasterners. The Natufian culture itself was only in the Levant.
Over the millenia the Natufians were in the Levant, they were mixing with the Mideasterners, until finally they were absorbed by them.
I asked. Only because they article claim them to be found all over or the dna.
Barros Serrano

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#10 Feb 9, 2013
Punchojr wrote:
<quoted text> I asked. Only because they article claim them to be found all over or the dna.
Their DNA is widely distributed due to Neolithic migrants. It comes as part of a package, which is mostly Mideastern J, but has also Natufian E and Caucasian G with it.

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