Genetics

Genetic evidence for an origin of the Armenians from Bronze Age mixing of multiple populations

Genetic evidence for an origin of the Armenians from Bronze Age mixing of multiple populations

Abstract The Armenians are a culturally isolated population who historically inhabited a region in the Near East bounded by the Mediterranean and Black seas and the Caucasus, but remain under-represented in genetic studies and have a complex history including a major geographic displacement during World War I. Here, we analyse genome-wide variation in 173 Armenians …

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New DNA studies published in “Science” magazine

Explosive new DNA studies just published in “Science” magazine by the foremost authorities on ancient DNA confirm that the original homeland of the Indo-European language family lies approximately in the Armenian Highlands, a region the authors call the “Southern Arc.”The cover of the prestigious magazine “Science” says it all. “This image inspired by Bronze Age …

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Genetic Study Detects Unknown Vast Migration to Britain 3,000 Years Ago

Genetic Study Detects Unknown Vast Migration to Britain 3,000 Years Ago

The English derived half their DNA from French migrants who descended from early Turkish farmers. Not so the Scots Dear people of the British Isles, almost none of your ancestors were part of the hunter-gatherer population that lived there from 11,000 years ago. Fewer than one in a thousand of you have local ancestry going …

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Gene of Mideast Ancestor May Link 4 Disparate Peoples, The New York Times-1997

Gene of Mideast Ancestor May Link 4 Disparate Peoples, The New York Times-1997

Several thousand years ago, somewhere in the Middle East, there lived a person who bequeathed a particular gene to many present-day descendants. But these millions of now distant relatives could not convincingly be called one big happy family. They include Jews, Arabs, Turks and Armenians. The gene, a variant of a gene that controls fever, …

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Recently Discovered Tombs Of Armenian Kings In Aghdzk: What We Know

Recently Discovered Tombs Of Armenian Kings In Aghdzk: What We Know

Late in 2016, an archaeological site in the village of Aghdzk, Aragatsotn province, Armenia including the tomb of kings, basilica church, monuments, and cross-stones shards was discovered. According to archaeologist Hakob Simonyan who recently presented the results, the excavation site dates back to the 4th century A.D. and belongs to Arshakuni kings. Three sealed stone chests were discovered in …

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Reconstructing History Via Population Genetics With Dr. Armen Martirosian – TEDxYerevan

Reconstructing History Via Population Genetics With Dr. Armen Martirosian – TEDxYerevan

Population genetics is the study of genetic variation within populations and involves the examination and modeling of changes in the frequencies of genes and alleles in populations over space and time. Population Genetics & The Armenian Population Using the most current tool in the arsenal of those investigating history, Armen Martirosian discusses the methodology and …

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Pilgrimage Of Armenians

Pilgrimage Of Armenians From Nakhichevan-On-Don To Surb Karapet Monastery

The pilgrimage of people from Nakhichevan-on-Don was not limited to Jerusalem. Older people traveled there, while male youth before marriage would go to the Surb Karapet Monastery in the city of Mush (Historical Armenia). The youth would usually gather from Novo-Nakhichevan (Rostov-on-Don), Ekaterinodar (Krasnodar), and Stavropol. They, all on horseback, armed with rifles and daggers, …

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