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Her children spread her genetic legacy through the Neandertal lineage, and in time her African mtDNA completely replaced the ancestral Neandertal mtDNA.
Diana is buried on the grounds of Althorp estate, her family's ancestral home in the countryside near Northampton in central England.
Dragonstone is the ancestral home of the Targaryens—meaning Daenerys definitely goes home finally.
The researchers also showed that ancestral chromosome 20 is completely conserved in primates, but very much changed in goats and cows because of rearrangements within chromosomes.
Kashmiris resisting the Indian military’s occupation, tribal communities fighting to protect their ancestral lands.
What this means for T. rex and company is that protofeathers would have been an ancestral trait.
For those still in the Southland, the Illiana Society remains a resource for anyone wishing to learn more about their ancestral roots.
Their reasons were varied: as a sign of feminist conviction, as proof of independence, as a break with tradition, out of pride for their ancestral origins.
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: of, relating to, or coming from an ancestor They visited their ancestral home.
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