The results are in from the recent testing of 4 skulls from Paracas, and said results are both amazing and mystifying. The standard story of the populating of the Americas believes that all of the ancestors of Native Americans, prior to the arrival of Columbus was via the Bering Strait, more than 10,000 years ago…period.
What the above map shows is that most academics believe that both sea and land routes were used, but again that basically all migration, prior to about 530 years ago was from the extreme area of eastern Asia…
And the above map shows the genetic haplogroups associated with these migrations; A, B, C, D and X…and that is all…what is amazing about the Paracas DNA results are that they WERE NOT from any of the above haplogroups…
Above right is a 20 month old baby Paracas whose DNA was analyzed. He died 1950 years ago and was found in a royal tomb. The only haplogroup that was recovered showed that at least some of the ancestry of this child was from northern Europe. Its hair colour when unwrapped was distinctly light red. Curious to say the least!
This mummified head was found in the same ancient cemetery as the above baby, and the only haplogroup that could be distinguished showed ancestry from the Middle East; not eastern Asia. As you can see it too has red hair. It is believed to be about 2000 years old.
This skull was also found in the same cemetery, has thin wavy red hair as can be seen, is thought to have died about 2000 years ago, and also showed only Middle Eastern ancestry. It is not known if all of the 4 tested skulls also had Native American ancestors, as no other haplogroups showed up in the tests.
And finally, the above skull, which was in fact found in the same tomb as the baby, and is presumed to be a relative, also has thin and wavy red hair. It too is presumed to be about 2000 years old since it would be contemporary with the baby, and the only haplogroup present from its tests showed again Middle Eastern ancestry.
Brien will be presenting at the Full Disclosure Online Summit on April 21st, 2017.