DNA and WPA c. 20,000 years ago and the 1930's

This is incredible! From Today's Cemetery Genealogy News March 14, 2008

Study Suggests Most Native Americans Can Trace Some DNA Back 20,000 Years to Just 6 Women, By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer "NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- Nearly all of today's Native Americans in North, Central and South America can trace part of their ancestry to six women whose descendants immigrated around 20,000 years ago, a DNA study suggests.

Those women left a particular DNA legacy that persists to today in about about 95 percent of Native Americans, researchers said...."

PLoS One: http://www.plosone.org
(This version CORRECTS explanation of mitochondrial DNA))

A WPA project in the 1930's allowed for Veteran headstone removal and destruction

Military Headstones Used for Garden
Philadelphia Inquirer | By Maya Rao and Sam Wood | March 14, 2008
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, Penn. - Federal authorities are trying to solve an unlikely mystery:

How did hundreds of gravestones that once marked the final resting places of military veterans come to form a garden wall in a 90-year-old man's Burlington Township yard?..."

"...Hendley said she has asked federal officials to check historical records that would corroborate Nixon's story. The records would be held by the U.S. Army, which oversaw the national cemetery system until it was transferred to the Veterans Administration in the 1970s..."

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