TisILeclerc wrote: As ever they don't tell us what these genomes are or how they differ from any other genome. Are they worried about getting into a 'racist/racial' debate?
And as for the natives being swamped, oh dear. Not PC really.
'The previous inhabitants had just put up the big stones at Stonehenge...' Sounds like the Hitch Hiker's Guide. I suppose the worthy natives had just put the last touch of paint on when the Vogons arrived and said that's got to come down.
The idea that for a few thousand years there were massive structures built by a very sophisticated and skilled people doesn't seem to come into it.
And now, if we keep very still, we can see the first arrival of the very first Planning Enforcement Officers from the new Overlords Planning Department. If we keep very quiet, we can hear their cries as well.
Stonehenge is one of many megalithic monuments from prehistory dotted around Europe and scientists have now discovered the art form of giant rocks was a popular trend that started 6,500 years ago in France.
The knowledge and expertise to create these monuments was then spread around Europe by sailors over the following millennia.
Similar monuments to the original appeared in coastal regions around the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts via sailors on large ships using emerging sea routes.
'They were moving over the seaway, taking long distance journeys along the coasts,' Dr Schulz Paulsson, one of the study's co-authors from the University of Gothenburg, told New Scientist.
This fits with other research she has carried out on megalithic art in Brittany, which shows engravings of many boats, some large enough for a crew of 12.
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