Last quote by Lars Fehren-Schmitz
Many researchers suggest Rapa Nui as kind of the best point of contact because it is closest to South America, but an exchange could have also been initiated on other islands, if it happened.feedback
Lars Fehren-Schmitz has most recently been quoted in an article called In Easter Island DNA, Evidence of Genetic Loneliness. Lars Fehren-Schmitz said, “I was pretty surprised when we didn't find any Native American signals in our pre-contact samples. Honestly, at first I thought I did something wrong with the statistics. Then it was an 'a-ha moment.”. Lars Fehren-Schmitz has been quoted a grand total of 3 times in 2 articles.
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Oct 12 2017
I was pretty surprised when we didn't find any Native American signals in our pre-contact samples. Honestly, at first I thought I did something wrong with the statistics. Then it was an 'a-ha moment.feedback
Oct 12 2017
What we can say is, at the time where those individuals lived that we tested, Native American ancestry was not distributed through the population of Rapa Nui. Either that exchange didn't happen or it only happened with specific parts of the population on the island. Both things would be very interesting.feedback
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