My DNA is Y Haplogroup (male) R1b1b2 and my MT (female) Halpogroup is 'V'. R1b haplogroup is the most common in Europe and haplogroup 'V' is rare.
This all makes perfect sense to me...
Brevity is appreciated.
thanks, blam. Very interesting. I know this replacement/integration argument has been going on a long time. Your V MT -— is that not the one most commonly found in the (now) Basque areas?
And so where did the modern population come from? Neolithic, I suppose, up the Danube. Then they all turned blonde. Human adaptability is amazing.
I mean to someday send in a sample for DNA testing. I seem to be Highland/lowland Scots/Scots Irish for at least five generations so I don’t think there will be any surprises.
I seem to recall a heavy Turkish influence into this area from my previous research into haplogrouping.
That simple datum implies the loss of so many amazing stories. Epic emigrations, epic conflicts, epic change.
When they say the pitted ware people’s descendents are among the Eastern Baltic peoples, who do they mean exactly? The Lithuanians speak an Indo-European language, and Estonians speak a Finnish language, so do they mean the Latvians?