Tuesday, April 03, 2007
The Origin of Civilization
RED lines indicate the probable route of expansion reflecting Haplogroup R1a cultural influence and technological proliferation.
Each of the end points holds the common mythology of the sons of a supreme deity finding local women attractive and producing children with them who became mythic figures, or “men of renown”.
Studies of the mythologies, with allowance for indigenous absorption, modification, or customization, reflect the same basic tales of floods, sons of deities and diet influenced by farming – or some locally adaptable form of agriculture.
In each of these regions, the noble class is connected to the R1a/R1a1 Haplogroup. Indigenous populations are, of course, represented by a dominant (more numerous) Haplogroup.
Using the Brahmin of India as an example, we find the R1a/R1a1and the more numerous haplogroups of the local, or lower, population Castes. The existence of the lower caste representation in the ruling class follows intermarriage patterns which would, quite naturally, raise status, or caste, of the male siblings of the indigenous taken as brides and/or concubines.
Regardless of the father, the nephew of the King would still have the stature granted to the royal family. Utilizing this in the analysis allows us to explain why we have the admix in the noble classes. In the case of certain castes – such as the Chenchu – the caste is genetically different from the surrounding population, holds a position of honor within the religious structure, by reflects the actual status of an outcast born to the noble line some generations earlier.
Accordingly, and subject to evidence of a founder influence which is of another haplogroup, R1a/R1a1 is taken to be, or represent, the founding population of civilization either the time they developed, or after time when they adapted, agriculture, writing, the wheel, the spoke, and lactose tolerance.
One area of confusion is the low occurrence of the R1a/R1a1 haplogroup in its area of origin. To understand this phenomena, we need look no further than the effects of modern immigration. However, we can look back to see how it was reported by those converting the oral history to a written one.
The Old Testiment describes the origin of mankind with the development of orchards and consumption of fruits – as discussed below in the preceding posting.
Evicted from the orchard region (The Garden) we have the story of Cain – ignoring the symbolic killing of the pastoral nomadic line of the herdsmen, we have the builder of cities who is strangely blessed; it is forbidden by the deity to take revenge on him, or his descendants, for the killing of his brother Able.
Cain builds the cities, his children become the great inventors, and are credited with advancement in music, or the arts.
But who populated the cities? Certainly these were Meccas for those who were tired of hunter-gatherer lifestyles. Is it not natural for populations of different haplogroups to be drawn to the cities and prosperity – drawn to the learning and knowledge which afforded a few so much stature and power?
The explanation for current haplogroup patterns is the original, the very first, period of massive economic, or cultural, immigration. However, the “deity” based power structure which the immigrants adopted, were compelled to adopt as part of the acquisition of knowledge and technology, did not allow them the ability to displace their rulers – who were, after all, unlike the lowly immigrant workers, directly descendant of the Gods.