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hi asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 2 weeks ago

If native Americans supposedly immigrated from Asia then why their ancestry tests don't say anything about them being Asian ?

When a white American person takes a dna ancestry test the results tell him that his family immigrated from Europe so white people aren't native to the Americas however when a native American takes a dna ancestry test the results tell him that he is native to the Americas..the results don't say anything about him being Asian . Why?

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  • Lisa A
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Because native American originally came from Asia. They have changed since then, such that native American and Asian are distinguishable.

  • 2 weeks ago

    The migration across the land bridge to America happened many centuries ago, perhaps 1-2 thousand years ago, or more. There is no way that current DNA testing can reveal data from that far back.

    The Ancestry from Europe is 500 to 700 years ago or perhapes as much as 1000 years ago. Current DNA testing can determine data from that time period. But, remember that there was a time even in Europe that the names of countries as we know therm today didn't exist.

    Source(s): Genealogical researcher 60+ years as well as degrees in Anthropology, and Archaeology
  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    There are no genetics for being Asian or Native American. Being Native American is about being enrolled in a tribe.

    Present-day Native Americans did not immigrate from Asia, their ancestors from hundreds or thousands of generations ago may have done so.

    Since everybody has a few DNA-copying errors ("mutations") that his/her parents didn't have, a thousand generations means billions of mutations happened on either side of the bering-straight and several of them are still around.

    Basically the DNA's of Asians and Native Americans are so different that you cannot prove the bering-straight hypothesis

  • 2 weeks ago

    And you know this because some of your Amerindian friends took DNA tests?

    Bull, you don't know anything like this. You have no clue how Amerindians test out when taking the DNA tests. We all have haplogroups we stem from, even the Amerindians. They would certainly trace back to Asia.

    • hi
      Lv 5
      2 weeks agoReport

      Oldprof yes, I have seen people on YouTube who have taken DNA ancestry tests and the results have revealed that their ancestors are native to the Americas .

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  • 2 weeks ago

    It would take a study of DNA based on those who lived in Asia several thousand years ago. Well actually it would be best if a study of all ancient cultures was possible. But I am not sure DNA is available/retrievable from that time frame.

    • cosmo
      Lv 7
      2 weeks agoReport

      Yes, it is possible to obtain human DNA that is many thousands of years old.  Usually from the interior of teeth.

  • 2 weeks ago

    The immigration of the native Americans from Asia happened over 10,000 years ago. They have been a separate gene pool long enough that they no longer match the Asian gene pool of today. While any European blood only goes back about 400 years. So it is still close enough to today's European gene pools that it can tracked.

  • Greg
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Because the migration from Asia was such a long time ago that mutations unique to the Americas occurred and they show up.

  • cosmo
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    The Native American genome has diverged from Asian genomes for over 10,000 years, and is a distinct sub-group.  It is quite clear, however, that the Native American genome derived from ancient Asian stock, just as modern Asians have.

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