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They brought domesticated grasses and sheep and goats. The women were most assuredly weaving baskets and cloth. I wonder if they were the people who built homes on the banks of the Danube with shrines for the goddesses of fertility - of life and death.
Izabel enters a world so different from her Neolithic ancestors that it boggles the mind. And still she carries in the mitochondria of each cell, the echo of their lives.
“At the heart of this new field is a simple but contentious idea—that genes have a ‘memory’. That the lives of your grandparents—the air they breathed, the food they ate, even the things they saw—can directly affect you, decades later, despite your never experiencing these things yourself.”
From the BBC television program The Ghost in Your Genes