At first I didn’t believe it,” says team leader Professor Eske Willerslev of the University of Copenhagen.
The results reveal that Native Americans are a mixture between Western Europeans who reached Siberia and an East Asian population.
In the UK, only 28 per cent said they had an unfavourable view of Muslims, while in Germany and France 29 per cent said the same.
Of those surveyed, opposition to Muslim immigration was especially intense among older people, while those under 30 were less opposed.
There was also a contrast between those with secondary level qualifications, of which 59 per cent opposed Muslim immigration, and degree holders, of which less than half supported halting immigration.
The really sensational news, however, is that a large proportion (about a third) of all living Native Americans are descendants of the Mal’ta people.
In other words, Native Americans have partly European ancestry.”This is incredibly surprising.
This is probably where the women, over thousands of years, obtained the recessive genotypes like lighter skin and hazel eyes, although not necessarily the dominate phenotype of the O blood factor which they most likely picked up 5-6000 years earlier when they ventured out of Siberia on thier way to northern and southern Europe.