firstname.lastname@example.org September 11, 20170
Some people believe that the origin of rh negative blood is somewhere in the British Isles. And I am not one of them.
Map showing hypothetical extent of Doggerland from Weichselian glaciation until the current situation.
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The British Isles were not always isles.
Europe during the Weichselian and Würm cold periods.
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They were connected to mainland Europe via Doggerland and Dogger Bank, which at the time of Doggerland’s existence above sea level was their mountain region comparable to the alps today.
Doggerland was flooded by rising sea levels around 6,500–6,200 BC.
Depending on region, parts of Northern Ireland have more than 27% and parts of Scotland more than 30% rh negatives.
The question is why and who the people in those regions were at the time of the sea levels rising as the coming isolation hindered the integration of rh negatives and rh positives which mainland Europe went through after the fact. And even though Europe was free game, there are still regions in Netherlands and Switzerland for example, such as Bunschoten, Netherlands and parts of Rhone Valley, Switzerland, where percentages of rh negatives are above 25%.
According to an article by the Daily Mail , the Welsh were found to be ‘pure Britons’, according to the research. Scientists were able to trace their DNA back to the first tribes that settled in the British Isles following the last ice age around 10,000 years ago.
Which again leads me towards interest in ancient Sumerians, Hebrews, Scythian and more.
And while much of the Middle East today seems low in rh negative percentages, there are still groups such as the the Karaite Jews and the Sinai Bedouins who might have been able to preserve their ancient high frequencies due in part to inbreeding and isolation.
The evidence of high level migration from the Middle East towards the Atlantic Coast of Europe is overwhelming, but no evidence of high-level migrations FROM the Atlantic Coast of Europe TO the Middle East. It much more indicates that tribes with high levels of rh negative blood from the Middle East were moving west until the Atlantic Ocean kept them from migrating further, be it in Basque Country or the likes of Ireland, the most western part of Europe aside from the Iberian Peninsula while Doggerland was still above sea levels.
(Note: The Sinai Peninsula is to be included in the list and more studies are needed on Berber groups mentioned )
One of the theories that rh negative people come from Atlantis, a sunken continent, are to be put into perspective that Plato’s Atlantis was likely Doggerland. So the question is who the residents were and again, the migrations from the Middle East come in.
There were also Neanderthal skeletons found in Doggerland and it could easily be that there were certain Neanderthal groups high in rh negative blood, as Neanderthals as a whole might have been more diverse than humans today.
It is also to be noted that recessive traits such as red hair keep showing up in the regions migrations occurred from possibly indicating an original population with much higher frequencies of such:
Some studies have found that 3.69% of Jewish women overall were found to have red hair, but around 10.9% of all Jewish men have red beards. And reddish-brown (auburn) hair can be found in the Levant (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Palestine), in Turkey, in Caucasia, in Northern Kazakhstan, among Uyghurs and among Indo-Iranians.
A Uyghur girl in Kashgar, China’s Xinjiang region, with auburn hair.
Recessive traits can be strong indicators of what an original population might have been. And those recessive traits now quite frequent on the British isles are likely to come via a migration during a time when the original tribes from the Middle East migrating carried those traits with higher frequencies.
Therefore it doesn’t make sense to me to assume that rh negative blood originates in the regions it is most frequent in. But rather that the regions where it is most frequent, it was better preserved while in locations of origin the original high rh negative population might have mixed easier with other groups higher in rh positive blood and with that lost a high percentage of the rh negative blood factor present.
Who were the Neanderthals and why should we care?
Thanks to: http://www.rhesusnegative.net