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  1. Damn Salento go back to your own time and quit...

    Damn Salento go back to your own time and quit messing around with time travel!:grin:
  2. Oh I do believe that trading networks were much...

    Oh I do believe that trading networks were much more extensive than we thought.
  3. Exploiting an ancient civilization for political/ethnic aims

    Very interesting paper cataloging all the efforts by Romania, Greece and Bulgaria to appropriate the history and culture of the Ancient Thracians for their own ethnic purposes:
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    Most Aromanians and Vlachs in Greece identify as...

    Most Aromanians and Vlachs in Greece identify as Greeks first and Aromanians/Vlachs second. There has been an effort by different cultural organizations to preserve the traditional culture (music,...
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    No such thing as Illyrians but a lot of different...

    No such thing as Illyrians but a lot of different tribes in what used to be Yugoslavia + Albania.
  6. I have read the argument but unless it's backed...

    I have read the argument but unless it's backed up with archaeological findings that could have only come through direct contact (not through intermediary trade ) with the Indian subcontinent then...
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    The explanation is that this area between the...

    The explanation is that this area between the Tigris and Euphrates flooded often, replenishing the soil and making it extremely fertile. Now what made it the cradle of agricultural innovation I do...
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    Give me some crusty bread, Jamon Ibirico, some...

    Give me some crusty bread, Jamon Ibirico, some Calabrian Pecorino or Greek Kasseri or some Gruyere and couple of slices of real tomato and you can steal my soul.
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    You are right, most Greeks that live in Greece...

    You are right, most Greeks that live in Greece could care less about genetics in general and haplogroups in particular. They could not see themselves spending $500 to find out the subclade they...
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    Now, let's separate the hyperbole of headlines...

    Now, let's separate the hyperbole of headlines from the facts. It is a fact that in California the dry season starts a little earlier and ends a bit later. It is also a fact that there are more hot...
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    DNA matches that stand out

    I am a Greek from the Evros prefecture. My grandparents came across the Evros (Maritsa) River from Eastern Thrace. I have taken an Ancestry DNA test and a LivingDNA test but additionally I have...
  12. Yep Corfu was under Venetian rule for 500+ years...

    Yep Corfu was under Venetian rule for 500+ years and some of the local inhabitants converted to Roman Catholicism to advance their family's status. In some of the other islands that were occupied by...
  13. What really stands out to me from that Roman...

    What really stands out to me from that Roman census of the rebels is how few inhabitants there were in this rather large geographical area. Which to me it points out how easy it would be to invade...
  14. I thought that there was a noticeable migration...

    I thought that there was a noticeable migration of Romans along the Dalmatian Coast during the Imperial period. Their presence was noticeable all the way until the early 20th century. There are a lot...
  15. Actually, Eastern Thracians migrated to Western...

    Actually, Eastern Thracians migrated to Western Thrace and Eastern Macedonia, rural populations to rural areas, cities to cities. Pontic Greeks also migrated to Macedonia and some to Western Thrace....
  16. I always have lower body temperature than the...

    I always have lower body temperature than the average but then I also have lower resting heart rate than the average (lower 50s bpm). It used to be lower 40s in my younger more athletic years.
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    LivingDNA raw results are pretty close to...

    LivingDNA raw results are pretty close to Ancestry DNA results. Admixture results however are strange so follow Angela's advice and upload them to Gedmatch or another of the other online free...
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    Please provide a reputable source for your...

    Please provide a reputable source for your assertion that natural gas plants are more polluting than coal. Or that natural gas based cars are more polluting than gasoline or diesel cars.

    All I...
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    Here's where electric cars may have an effect on...

    Here's where electric cars may have an effect on employment. An electric car has about 10,000 parts, a conventional car about 30-35,000. The more parts the more employment broadly speaking. Less...
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    As far as whether they have been affected by...

    As far as whether they have been affected by sales of electric cars that can be found out by the sales numbers. For millennials at least in the US, they tend to want to live downtown which means they...
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    The second one is bipolar. Does it want to be a...

    The second one is bipolar. Does it want to be a slow song, a fast one? Plus I don't think that gaida and clarinet go together well. Both are dominant instruments and they should not play at the same...
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    I thought that's the stance you meant, it's in...

    I thought that's the stance you meant, it's in the blood, youthful arrogance of a good-looking guy from the Med. I have seen it in Spain also.

    Talking about mothers telling their sons that they...
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    While I was poking around Youtube I ran across...

    While I was poking around Youtube I ran across Vicky Leandros & Helena Paparizou's rendition of Vicky Leandros's Eurovision 1972 winner.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiWPaEeJOro

    Her voice...
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    The Gigi did Alessio rendition reminds me so much...

    The Gigi did Alessio rendition reminds me so much of Santana songs. What stance are you talking about Angela?
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    For me at least, bagpipes should always be...

    For me at least, bagpipes should always be associated with dancing and should be accompanied by drums. If you want to play a sad dirge song use the clarinet or the violin.
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