In “DNA study deals blow to theory of European origin” (BBC News , August 23, 2011), we learn:
Archaeological finds show that modern humans first settled in Europe from about 40,000 years ago – during a time known as the Palaeolithic.
But, following up on a gene,
When the Leicester team estimated how old R-M269 was in different populations across Europe, they found the age ranges were more compatible with an expansion in Neolithic times (between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago).
This could be a pass/fail question on an exam in Rick (not really useful to ID) Perry’s Texas