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    The point is the admixture with CHG was likely...

    The point is the admixture with CHG was likely done in the Lower Don culture already and even that's too early for PIE. It would already make the North Pontic steppe the PIE homeland, because actual...
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    Yeah, nothing fits with a more Southern origin...

    Yeah, nothing fits with a more Southern origin outside of the steppe. Because by the time the PIE formation was happening, everything was on the steppe. There was no big enough influence from the...
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    It will get more interesting once the actual...

    It will get more interesting once the actual paper and samples got published. I don't see the Southern homeland theory for PIE working out at all, but I want to hear the arguments and see the data...
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    Me too of course. I guess they will be pretty...

    Me too of course. I guess they will be pretty diverse, ranging from even more Southern-Eastern than this individual from Inden to pretty Germanic, with many mixed Gallo-Roman and rather Celtic...
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    He comes from a Merowingian cemetery, situated in...

    He comes from a Merowingian cemetery, situated in Inden-Altdorf, in the Rhineland:
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inden_(Rheinland)

    The cemetery was in usage from the 6th to the 8th century and...
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    He might be Jewish or a recent...

    He might be Jewish or a recent Italian/Greek-Byzantine migrant, probably there are more hints somewhere, either archaeologically or mtDNA or something else.

    The second E-V13 from Kent looks...
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    Bonobos are an aberration which could develop...

    Bonobos are an aberration which could develop only in isolation. They live primarily between two rivers in a rather limited and more scarce land. So they became smaller, less patriarchal and went for...
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    Peaceful people can primarily live in isolation...

    Peaceful people can primarily live in isolation or as a subjugated entity, which is not fully independent and under the control and/or protection of another, more warlike people. Warfare is in human...
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    And the reason is the currently available data,...

    And the reason is the currently available data, both genetics and archaeological.

    - Genetically, the patrilineages are clearly EHG derived, and the IE were an patrilinear and agnatic people....
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    Yes, e.g.: ...

    Yes, e.g.:


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hittite_laws

    They were less cruel and inhumane in their punishments, as well as more concerned about the individual, more generally speaking. This is...
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    You do realise that I'm not talking about Greeks...

    You do realise that I'm not talking about Greeks in the later periods, but Mycenaean Greeks, and also how those developed in the Dark Age to classical era Greeks.

    Take for example some aspects of...
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    A civilisation might go in the completely wrong...

    A civilisation might go in the completely wrong direction and heading towards a dead end though. E.g. many of the early, pre-IE civilisations were more or less theocracies and priest states. If they...
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    They can move out of their homeland or organise...

    They can move out of their homeland or organise military campaigns more easily than agriculturalists, which being bound to their soil and harvests. In Mesopotamia, we have the description of such a...
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    First of all, they were not unskilled savages by...

    First of all, they were not unskilled savages by any means, but had their advantages. Secondly, most civilisations became weak over time, and prey to more warlike pastoralists, which had a better...
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    That's quite a disappointment.

    That's quite a disappointment.
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    Today is the first time AG is fully back and...

    Today is the first time AG is fully back and accessible.
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    Especially in the field of ancient DNA and...

    Especially in the field of ancient DNA and archaeology, as in history, opinions and interpretations matter a lot, because the facts can be ambiguous or distorted easily. Archaeogenetics primarily...
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    Depends like always primarily on the references...

    Depends like always primarily on the references you are using. Will be seen with more samples from pre-Slavic Serbia.
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    Trzciniec

    The Bronze Age R-Z283 likely came from Mierzanowice-Kostany into the formation of Füzesabony. And it will have been present in Trzciniec-Komarow into Lusatians, especially Eastern Lusatian periphery...
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    That's just a fundamental problem, if just one...

    That's just a fundamental problem, if just one person has access to the background administration and account. You don't know what happened, but whatever happened, there would have been enough people...
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    That problem will be only solved by analysing way...

    That problem will be only solved by analysing way more data, especially from the Late Antiquity and Early Medieval period. And something like G25 might help if pointing to e.g. recent vs. ancient...
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    That's not fair. Actually, Erik and others which...

    That's not fair. Actually, Erik and others which had more inside knowledge on the lecture explicitly refrained from telling too much details and many of the other leaks came about from floating...
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    That's not what I'm saying, but bring many such...

    That's not what I'm saying, but bring many such people which have a basic knowledge together and some alternatives might emerge which are highly more probable. For example, the team around Reich...
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    Sometimes its not about knowing better, but being...

    Sometimes its not about knowing better, but being less ideologically and personally constraint as well. Like a migrationist stance was and in some respects still is problematic in the field because...
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    We have to wait for the paper which claimed that...

    We have to wait for the paper which claimed that at the beginning of the LBA "Central-Eastern European" ancestry appeared in the Aegean. The most likely scenario is that Proto-Greeks came with mixed...
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