Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for October
M T W T F S S
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Living descendents of ice man Ötzi found

Scientists in Innsbruck, Austria have found 19 living descendent of ice man Ötzi in the Austrian Tirol.

Forensic scientist Walther Parson who carried out the study using DNA said: "We found 19 men haver the same ancestry as Ötzi.

"There are parts of the human DNA, which are generally inherited unchanged. In men this lies on the Y chromosomes and in females on the mitochondria. Eventual changes arise due to mutations, which are then inherited further."

"This is the reason why we can categorize people with the same people into so-called haplogroups."

The researchers were able to draw conclusions through their investigations about migratory routes taken by people from earlier periods. This is why for example you find the haplogroup mainly in the Middle East.

Parson said: "In Europe these this haplogroup is very rare. Here in the Upper Inntal and Paznauntal there ere high numbers of people with the Haplogroup G.

But in Landeck there is just a normal level: "This leads us to conclude that Landeck 10,000 to 20,000 years ago was not passable very easily from the south.

The regional distribution of the haplogroup G suggests that earlier people migrated from Fließ via the Pillersattel to the Ötztal valley.

The patrilocality principle was also shown in our research.

"This means that men are more likely to remain in their place of birth. This emans the halogroups are not mixed as much."

"Ötzi had the halogroup G, the sub category G-L91. In our research we found another 19 people with this group."

DNA was taken from 3,700 men in Tirol who donated blood. They also gave their birth place and origin of their fathers.

Parson added: "The men however do not know about their match. We have not informed them."

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
Paznauntal  distribution  Parson  Tirol  Ouml  haplogroups  szlig  Austria  Scientists  leads  birth  passable  patrilocality  Landeck  Flie  migrated  Inntal  numbers  inherited  regional

Latest News

 

Halloween At The Zoo
Pumpkin pie might be the order of the day for people this Halloween but now zoo animals are also getting in on the act.

Baby Naked Mole Rats Born In Vienna
With their pink hairless bodies and fangs for front teeth, these baby naked mole rats were never going to win any cuteness contests at Schonbrunn Zoo in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Jihad Girls Gunpoint Retraction Of Desire To Go Home
Austrian anti-terrorism police believe that an interview given to a French magazine allegedly with one of the two teenage girls who fled to Syria to join in the jihad was probably carried out at gunpoint.

Get Shorty As Confused Bald Ibis Gets Lost Again
A rare bald Ibis that seems to have a different sense of direction to her fellow birds has once again had to be rescued after getting stuck trying to find a different route to the southern Italian feeding ground.

Alpine Trains Venture Into Space As The Final Frontier
Austria’s national railway line the OeBB has raised eyebrows after offering themed toilets including one that is supposed to "look and smell like outer space".

MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed
A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term.

Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home
The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.

Mega-Station Opens
There was a festival atmosphere as Bundespresident Heinz Fischer opened Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof Friday morning.

Apple Truck Causes Traffic Jam
When 24 tonnes of apples are catapulted across a road it can only mean a jam.

Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting
Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers