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From: Dienekes Pontikos <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Scientific American and N1a
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 12:39:43 -0800
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This should be of interest re: cultural vs.demic diffusion.

http://dienekes.blogspot.com/2005/11/pinhasi-et-al-on-origin-and-spread-of.html

On 1/7/06, Glen Todd <> wrote:
> Ellen;
>
> I have to admit that I find this whole thing incredibly amusing. First the
> Neolithic farmers were supposed to have totally superseded the Palaeolithic
> hunter-gatherers ('wave of replacement' theory) in sort of an
> anthropological version of Ex Oriente Lux. Bryan Sykes pretty much cut
> the stuffing out of that. Now things seem to be swinging towards the
> opposite extreme, with claims that the spread of agricultural practice was
> effectively entirely due to cultural diffusion, with essentially no genetic
> diffusion. Ain't science fun?
>
> Glen
>

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