The importance of the genetic legacy in History

The importance of the genetic legacy in History


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Many of the archaeological remains that are preserved today in Greece reveal the great importance of the archaeological legacy that this town and all those who passed through here throughout history have left us, but there is another legacy of great importance that you should talk more times, genetic legacy, something also very important for the story.

As stated by the doctor Sergio Tofanelli, from the Department of Biology of the University of Pisa, in Italy, “For many centuries, both the origin and the demographic impact of the first settlers has been one of the reasons for intense debates among archaeologists and also historians.”.

Until now, the genetics of the different populations has failed to provide a concise answer to the questions that many historians and even archaeologists have asked, mainly due to lack of related studies«.

Tofanelli affirms that their investigations do not ignore any of the samples obtained or the genetic markers, which they analyze in depth and carry out long-term computer simulations in order to have reliable and rigorous evidence on the different hypotheses that we are practically not facing day yes and day too.

As confirmed by Professor Cristian Capelli, from the Department of Molecular Anthropology at the University of Oxford, thanks to the information obtained by studying the different genetic systems following Y chromosomes and mitochondrial DNA, of men and women respectively, a good team manages to recover and interpret the echo of some of the episodes in the story, making this one more weapon to be able to reel off the story, managing to fill in those gaps about which nothing was known .

For his part, the anthropologist from the University of Pisa, Antonino Facella, wanted to advance that thanks to this kind of research or also to the close collaboration between many researchers from different areas and specialties such as Life Sciences and Humanities, it has been possible to identify in the eastern part of Sicily an important genetic imprint fully compatible with an origin on the island of Euboea during the archaic period.

He ended by stating that for the first time DNA made it possible to quantify the impact on a few thousand men and a few hundred women, which supports the hypothesis that colony formation was unbalanced by sex and characteristics were never assumed as a mass phenomenon, making clear the importance of the study of genetics and genetic legacy in history.

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