View Full Version : Spencer Well's "The Journey of Man"

02-25-2018, 07:51 AM
I've always wondered what exactly did Spencer Ware find in Zakirzhan Niyazov's markers that made him so special ...
I guess it could be something like a "native" haplogroup: R* for example. Any ideas?

02-25-2018, 02:11 PM
That thing is pretty old (2003 for the film version, 2002 for the book). I'm guessing it's not of much use now.

03-06-2018, 08:27 AM
Yes but, anyway, it's the concept that I want to understand. In the film he was very excited for having found "something" in this guy's genome. But he doesn't say "what". I suspected that he had a "native" haplogroup, but as far as I understand, a living person having a "native" haplogroup only means that he represents a new "child" undiscovered haplogroup after the "native" one, right? So, I don't find this fact so special ...
Tell me if I'm misinterpreting all this, please...