Mesolithic Iberians (La Braña-Arintero) not ancestors of modern ones
From the press release:
A team of scientists, led by researcher Carles Lalueza-Fox from CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), has recovered - for the first time in history - part of the genome of two individuals living in the Mesolithic Period, 7000 years ago. Remains have been found at La Braa-Arintero site, located at Valdelugueros (Len), Spain. The study results, published in the Current Biology magazine, indicate that current Iberian populations don't come from these groups genetically.This appears quite consistent with my model of mostly recent origins of European populations from a West Asian womb of nations. I can't wait to get my hands on this new data.
From the paper:
In the genomic analysis, it is interesting to see that the La Braa individuals do not cluster with modern... [via Dienekes]