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  1. I have lived most of my life in EU countries...

    I have lived most of my life in EU countries (Greece, England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Italy, Hungary), but also in the US. As a first impression, people in Europe may appear to be a little...
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    I'm new to Gedmatch so I'm not sure if I'm doing...

    I'm new to Gedmatch so I'm not sure if I'm doing this right...

    When comparing my kit with archaic DNA kits, changing the threshold to 4cM, I get 4 "matches".
    Kit F99916 (Stuttgart) seems to be...
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    Poll: Ok, let's ignore all the scientific facts proving...

    Ok, let's ignore all the scientific facts proving that phenotype is determined by the autosomes, not yDNA. Wouldn't this "common appearance" also apply to all other haplogroups? Why just G2a? Or are...
  4. Should I narrow down the search to the Greek...

    Should I narrow down the search to the Greek subset and run the calculator? Will try it, thanks.
  5. It is the Baltic and North Atlantic element that...

    It is the Baltic and North Atlantic element that I cannot explain. It is not present at all in my FTDNA - 23andme results, neither is it supported by what I know about my family's origins. I am not...
  6. FTDNA and 23andme results contradict GEDMATCH calculators - What am I missing?

    Evening folks

    I have used FTDNA before and recently got my 23andme results too. Up until this point everything makes sense, I seem to be more or less your typical Greek Mediterranean.
    11244...
  7. This is true. However, the "function words" (the...

    This is true. However, the "function words" (the most common words used to communicate basic things) in the English language are still predominantly Germanic.
  8. Wow, this is very interesting, thanks for...

    Wow, this is very interesting, thanks for sharing. Which tool/calculator did you use to get this breakdown if I may ask? I'm embarrassed to admit that I only have my FTDNA results which unfortunately...
  9. The accents in the videos reminded me more of...

    The accents in the videos reminded me more of Peloponisos, and Cyprus. But they would not sound "alien" anywhere in Greece, especially in rural areas where "pitch accent" still survives.
  10. I'm a native Greek speaker. Watching the videos,...

    I'm a native Greek speaker. Watching the videos, I understand 50% of the words. Reading the transcript I understand everything. The music is also incredibly similar to traditional Greek music. I...
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    I was blond until the age of 6-7, then became...

    I was blond until the age of 6-7, then became darker, even very dark brown during my teenage years. After turning 25 I started going back to a copper shade and remained there. To make it even weirder...
  12. Ancient Greek textiles closer to Near Eastern, Italian closer to Central European

    Analysis of Iron Age textiles indicates that during c. 1000 - 400 BC Italy shared the textile culture of Central Europe, while Greece was largely influenced by the traditions of ancient Near East
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    These findlings are hardly surprising to anyone...

    These findlings are hardly surprising to anyone who REALLY knows modern Greek culture, customs, folklore and superstitions. This book...
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    A short visit to a museum in Greece or South...

    A short visit to a museum in Greece or South Italy is actually enough to put this nonsense to rest for most people, however....
    those who desperately repeat this "blond ancient Greeks" fantasy...
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    "There is clear evidence from the excavations of...

    "There is clear evidence from the excavations of the Athenian Agora that the late sixth century witnessed some interruption in the peaceful course of town life in Athens. Certain buildings, for...
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    1. "He contradicted in a scientific way". You...

    1. "He contradicted in a scientific way". You seem to lack a grasp of what the scientific method includes.
    2. "This is the reason of so much hate from the modern Greeks". Most modern Greeks...
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    The authors focused on a specific assumption he...

    The authors focused on a specific assumption he made. That's how academic studies work. They test specific hypotheses, not vague general ideas.
    If you want, you can have someone commission your own...
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    Ok, I understand that it is difficult to let go...

    Ok, I understand that it is difficult to let go when one obviously has an axe to grind, but I will try one last time based on simple logic: Fallmerayer argued that Peloponnesean Greeks had been...
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    I don't know how accurate this map is and whether...

    I don't know how accurate this map is and whether it is based on actual ancient DNA samples. Regardless, even if I2 is indeed the oldest hg found in Greece, it would predate the Slavic "invasion"...
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    To be honest, we didn't really have to wait for...

    To be honest, we didn't really have to wait for this study to know that Slavic admixture in the Peloponnese is small. The relatively low frequency of YDNA HGs I2 and R1a compared to the Balkan...
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    Wow, this was an interesting thread that has...

    Wow, this was an interesting thread that has totally gone to the dogs thanks to all this nationalistic crap.

    I will try to stay on topic and speak about genetic origin of Peloponneseans (I am half...
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    "Did they live no genetic footprint after 300...

    "Did they live no genetic footprint after 300 years of common life with Greeks."

    Very little. The two communities were almost segregated on the basis of religion, as Greeks were Christians the...
  23. :laughing: LOL, this man is Elias Psinakis and...

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    LOL, this man is Elias Psinakis and he has had more plastic surgeries than Dolly Parton :laughing:. I'm not sure if anyone (including him) remembers what his face originally looked...
  24. I would say let's not spend too much time arguing...

    I would say let's not spend too much time arguing about pigmentation. For all we know the choice of colours was based on a small ancient painting found in a 3500 year old grave, as well as on the...
  25. The lack of colour can be confusing, as...

    The lack of colour can be confusing, as subconsiously it makes us perceive the white colour of the washed out marble as skin. I have seen reconstructions of ancient Greek busts and statues based on...
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