Thursday, 31 October 2013

78% of Chechens belong to J Y DNA

78% of Chechens belong to J, of which 57% are J2 and around 20% are J1.

The Chechen people are mainly inhabitants of Chechnya, Russian Federation. There are also significant Chechen populations in other subdivisions of Russia (especially in Dagestan, Ingushetia and Moscow).

Outside Russia, countries with significant diaspora populations are Kazakhstan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and the Middle Eastern states (especially Jordan and Iraq, where they are mainly descendants of people who had to leave Chechnya during the Caucasian War (which led to the annexation of Chechnya by the Russian Empire around 1850) and the 1944 Stalinist deportation in the case of Kazakhstan. Tens of thousands of Chechen refugees settled in the European Union and elsewhere as the result of the recent Chechen Wars, especially in the wave of emigration to the West after 2002.

In the Middle Ages, the lowland of Chechnya was dominated by the Khazars and then the Alans. Local culture was also subject to Byzantine and Georgian influence and some Chechens converted to Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Gradually, Islam prevailed, although the Chechens' own pagan religion was still strong until the 19th century. Society was organised along feudal lines. Chechnya was devastated by the Mongol invasions of the 13th century and those of Tamerlane in the 14th. The Vainakh bear the distinction of being one of the few peoples to successfully resist the Mongols, but this came at great cost to them, as their state was utterly destroyed. These events were key in the shaping of the Chechen nationhood and their martial-oriented and clan-based society.

Here are some photos of the J1 and J2 Y DNA Chechen males, where auburn hair and blue eyes are prominent.

The overwhelming bulk of Chechen J2 is of the subclade J2a4b* (J2-M67), of which the highest frequencies by far are found among Nakh peoples: Chechens were 55.2% according to the Balanovsky study, while Ingush were 87.4%. Other notable haplogroups that appeared consistently appeared at significant frequencies included J1 (20.9%), L (7.0%), G2 (5.5%),R1a (3.9%), Q-M242 (3%) and R1b-M269 (1.8%), but much higher in Chechnya itself as opposed to Dagestani or Ingushetian Chechens). Overall, tests have shown consistently that Chechens are most closely related to Ingush, Circassians and Georgians, occasionally showing a kinship to other peoples in some tests. Balanovsky's study showed the Ingush to be the Chechens' closest relatives by far.

A 2004 study of the mtDNA showed Chechens to be extremely diverse in the mitochondrial genome, with 18 different haplogroups out of only 23 samples. Chechens clustered closest to Azeris, Georgians and Kabardins. They clustered closer to European populations than Middle Eastern populations this time, but were significantly closer to Western European populations (Basques and Britons) than to Eastern European populations (Russians and other Slavs, as well as Estonians), despite living in the East. They actually clustered about as close to Basques as they did to Ingush (Chechens also cluster closer to many other populations than Ingush, such as Armenians and Abazins), but the Chechens were the closer to the Ingush than any other population, the imbalance probably largely being due to the uniqueness of the Ingush on the mitochondrial DNA among those tested.

And here is a woman from the area. Fatima Hazueva is "Miss Caucasus 2006" winner. And she was runner-up "Miss Chechnya 2006"

Although the MtDNA is more mixed than the male, the Rh negative traits
do show up in the women too.

A group of Chechen women.

The photos included in this article have been found on an anthropology forum and are for illustration purposes only. We do not hold the copyright to these photos and we are willing to link to the original source if it is provided, or remove any at the copyright holders request.

- Tau Tia L Douglass

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Sunday, 20 October 2013

O Negative Blood & HIV Protection Delta 32

The delta 32 gene is part of the genetic sequence making up the CCR5 receptor which is found on the surface of the CD4 cell. HIV uses this receptor to connect with and infect a CD4 cell.

We all have two genes for each characteristic (two sets of chromosomes), one from the mother and one from the father. Being negative for delta 32 on one of the set and having delta 32 positive on the other (called heterozygous) is related to a reduced risk from HIV compared to someone with two positive delta chromosomes. This type of heterozygous mutation occurs in about 20% of Caucasians but in about 1% of people from African origin.

If both genes are delta 32 negative this is called homozygous and occurs in only about 1% of Caucasians. This provides a much stronger protection against HIV.

Those who are likely to have one + and one - have O Rh negative blood type, and this is because they have some Neanderthal genes, a lot more so than others and there are plenty of other genetic differences too.

But only 1% of O Rh negatives are delta 32 negative on both chromosomes, and despite it being called a mutation or deletion, much like they try to tell us about Rhesus negative blood, it was actually always that way in Neanderthals.

You can thank the ancient Serpent Bloodline for your raised protection against HIV.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Elven Ears

We have all heard stories about Elves, Fairies and Neanderthals having pointy ears. But the pointed bit happens to be on the inside, not on the top of the ear. It is a popular misconception.

Here is an example of what I mean.

Do you struggle using headphones that are placed inside the ears?
Are ear plugs just too big?

Well that is because Neanderthal ears not only have a smaller and narrower ear canal, making it harder to insert something into the ear. They also have a completely different and smaller inner ear.

Neanderthals have very sensitive hearing, and can hear high pitched sounds that modern humans can not. This extra sensitive hearing can be a disadvantage in a noisy city, as having the ability to hear everything in fine detail becomes confusing when there are too many different sounds. It makes it near impossible to focus on just one thing.

Walking past cash machines, the high pitch noise from them is deafening. Computers all make a high pitch noise too. TV sets, and most other electrical items make high pitched noises that modern humans are oblivious of.

Of course this sensitive hearing is ideal for hunting and other skills. It just isn't as useful when you live in a city.

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