Martin Wiesmeier, in Soil Management and Climate ChangeSemiarid Grasslands Semiarid grasslands, also known as steppes, are among the largest ecosystems globally, distributed predominantly across continental areas of temperate zones and to a lesser extent in subtropical zones. The largest temperate steppe of the world is the Eurasian steppe, stretching from northern China in the east to eastern Europe in the west. Further important temperate semiarid grasslands are the prairies of North America, the veld in southern Africa, and the semiarid pampas in South America.
Comment It must have been a pretty special child, otherwise the two-year old wouldn't have been buried in such a ceremonious manner. The boy was sprinkled with celebratory red dust and given distinctive stone artifacts for his last journey. The characteristic fluting of the stone weapons serve as archeological evidence that the boy, who died some 12, years ago, came from the Clovis culture.
It was one of the earliest New World groups, disappearing mysteriously a few centuries after the child's burial in present day Montana. From the summit of a hill towering over the burial site near the Yellowstone River, the boy's Ice Age contemporaries could monitor their hunting grounds for mammoth and bison.
Now a team of scientists led by the Danish geneticist Eske Willerslev has analyzed the boy's origins and discovered that he descends from a Siberian tribe with roots tracing back to Europe. Some of the boy's ancestors are likely even to have lived in present-day Germany. Their findings go even further: More than 80 percent of all native peoples in the Americas -- from the Alaska's Aleuts to the Maya of Yucatan to the Aymaras along the Andes -- are descended from Montana boy's lineage.
Surpring Similarities Last week, the scientists published the results of sequencing the child's DNA in the scientific journal Nature. Late last year, the same team published the decoded genome of another early human: A juvenile buried near Lake Baikal in Siberia some 24, years ago.
Their genomes showed surprising ancestral similarities. This earned Willerslev's team an astounding publishing achievement in just days: The decoding of the genomes of the oldest analyzed members of homo sapiens in both the Old and the New Worlds. This has allowed them to reconstruct the settlement of the Americas via the Beringia land bridge during the ice ages -- when what is now the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska was frozen over -- in greater detail than ever before.
A third of both juveniles' DNA can be traced to the earliest European.
Physical evidence also supports this European origin: Archeologists discovered 30 ivory pendants at Mal'ta, the Stone Age settlement site near Lake Baikal where the remains were found. The pendants show great similarity to ones found at Hohle Fels cave, an important Paleolithic site in southern Germany's Swabian Jura mountains.
The results of the finds in Montana and Siberia now provide the scientists the opportunity to trace metabolic characteristics, susceptibility to disease and other properties during the intercontinental migrations. Overcoming Resistance to Research The analysis of the Montana probe is important for still another reason:Many sources provide a general overview of the grassland biome, but most have a regional focus, and many of these, such as Savage , although excellent, are written for a general audience rather than for researchers.
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