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  1. Ralphie Boy

    Ancestry DNA Update

    Just received or noticed an interesting update from Ancestry, that both parents (parent 1 and parent 2) have their closest matches to people in the West Anatolia and Aegean Islands community.
  2. Ralphie Boy

    Ancestry DNA Update

    Thanks. Was just playing around with Ancestry's tools and discovered some of my closest matches have Southeast Peloponnese, according to the company's database. Wish there was a feature where one can click on neighboring relevant subcommunities to see frequency and other data. Also just...
  3. Ralphie Boy

    Ancestry DNA Update

    First result. After combing through matches, my “community” of closest matches has low levels of Aegean Islands, Balkans, East European Roma (under 10%). These consistently appear in matches (All have low levels of Eastern Europe). Some more distant matches have higher amounts, but not often...
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    J2a-Z435 from BA collapse

    I believe so. L70 was not found in Republican Rome. The earliest it turns up in the Roman world is the Imperial period, in Marche. Also, the autosomal profiles of some or most of the ancient samples show they were not indigenous but came from the people who temporarily shifted the Rome...
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    New Y DNA tool

    FTDNA has a tool for public use that allows people to find ancient Y DNA connections and other interesting info.
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    Who were and are the Greeks and their DNA

    There is also an unofficial R1b from Ambrakia of the Classical age.
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    Ancient balkan states Y-DNA

    In practically all academic studies, or in most of them, mainland Greeks and Albanians plot the farthest south of anyone in the Balkans, not counting the Greek islands. The Mycenaean study is one arguing for more local ancestry among Albanians and mainland Greeks, put forth in a heat map. This...
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    Greek from Elis (Western Peloponnese) Gedmatch results

    This is an interesting finding/argument from the Roman Balkans IA study, about modeling mainland Greeks:
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    Adriatic Sea through the analysis of genome-wide data from Southern Italy

    This study does appear to accord with the Stamatoyannopoulos study, which also found substructure in the Peloponnese: “We find considerable heterogeneity of Peloponnesean populations exemplified by genetically distinct subpopulations and by gene flow gradients within Peloponnese.”
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    Southern Illyrians & Mycenean Greeks on a PCA plot

    According to this study that has yet to be published, the ancient Greek settlers of Campania brought “Aegean” ancestry. Not really sure what this means without seeing the results, but this ancestry was in Greeks at least as far back as the 8th century BC and lasted for a few centuries...
  11. Ralphie Boy

    Study:More EEF than EBA in most modern Brits

    Study: More EEF than EBA in most modern Brits Abstract Present-day people from England and Wales harbour more ancestry derived from Early European Farmers (EEF) than people of the Early Bronze Age1. To understand this, we generated genome-wide data from 793 individuals, increasing data from...
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    Ancient DNA of Roman Danubian Frontier and Slavic Migrations (Olalde 2021)

    According to this study, mainland Greeks apparently fit better with Empuries than Roman Greek, who is used to model Aegean Islands, Crete and Cyprus.
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    Ancient DNA of Roman Danubian Frontier and Slavic Migrations (Olalde 2021)

    From mainland Greece: Vranas Marathon.
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    Ancient DNA of Roman Danubian Frontier and Slavic Migrations (Olalde 2021)

    I see we have our first sample from pre-Slavic Roman Greece (sorry if someone already mentioned it and I missed it). This sample is used to model Greek islanders and has a lot of “Near Eastern” ancestry, but I don’t think is in the PC maps. This sample should plot with modern Dodecanese and...
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    Ancient DNA of Roman Danubian Frontier and Slavic Migrations (Olalde 2021)

    If I’m reading correctly, two or more of the J2a haplogroup samples are L70. *update: only one of the samples is L70. That is one of my great grandfathers’ haplogroup, so it’s interesting on a personal level. Here are models of modern Balkan populations when testing admixture types, from the...
  16. Ralphie Boy

    J-L70 - a much needed update

    There has not been a deeper test, to my knowledge, only the basal clade L70 found at 23andMe. I only recently started to learn about the branch and am grateful to those who can do deep dives and report their findings.
  17. Ralphie Boy

    Moots: Ancient Rome Paper

    This paper has become relevant to me because I found out that one of my great grandfathers was J2a-L70. To my knowledge, the earliest sample of L70 was found in this paper, in late antiquity Rome. I was told as a child that we might have a little Italian ancestry. Many years later, out of the...
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    Genetics of the Greek Peleponessus

    I agree, he has a look that is seen among Greeks. Most Greeks are not very close to Middle Easterners as far as I have seen, but there is a little overlap between the Aegean Turkish coast and Peloponnese, in this study. The authors argue that Asia Minor people were not brought in to replace...
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    Genetics of the Greek Peleponessus

    The Tsakonians appear to be interesting. They are separated from the Peloponnesian cluster in the PC map, in which Deep Mani occupies the southern end. It is said or theorized somewhere that Tsakonians came to Arcadia from east Laconia, escaping some invasion and bringing their Doric dialect...
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    How did I2a-Din get to the Balkans?

    Reasonably accurate MRCA estimates would help us to better deduce which population brought Y18331 into Greece/south Balkans. Based on Y18331’s variance, it looks like the haplogroup has been in Greece for a reasonably long time. Another study came out showing that south Balkan populations are...