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    Intelligence Trends in Ancient Rome

    I can't judge which model is more accurate, I just read what the papers say. According to Antonio et al. (2019): "we modelled the genetic shift by an introduction of ~30 to 40% ancestry from Bronze and Iron Age nomadic populations from the Pontic-Caspian Steppe", Posth et al. (2021): "This...
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    Intelligence Trends in Ancient Rome

    i.e: Ancient genomes reveal structural shifts after the arrival of Steppe-related ancestry in the Italian Peninsula (Saupe et al. 2021) “Here, genome-wide data for 22 individuals from burials in Northeastern and Central Italy dated between 3200 and 1500 BCE provide the first genomic...
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    Intelligence Trends in Ancient Rome

    Ok but by the Late Bronze Age Urnfield period the Copper Age population had already been transformed by earlier migrations so it wouldn't have been a case of Urnfield or Proto-Villanovans mixing with Copper Age Italians.
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    Intelligence Trends in Ancient Rome

    The source seems to be instead from Corded Ware --> Bell Beaker
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    Intelligence Trends in Ancient Rome

    I don't think that fits with the other evidence, e.g. autosomal affinity, Y-DNA haplogroup and also archaological evidence. I don't think there's any evidence from either DNA or archaeology of a direct migration of unadmixed Yamnaya people to Italy.
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    Intelligence Trends in Ancient Rome

    They were modelled as ~50% Germany Bell Beaker, which is basically northern European, isn't it? On the chart above the 'C7: European' cluster (72%) has the highest 'haplotype sharing' with the 'Central and Northern Europe' group, whatever that means.
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    Intelligence Trends in Ancient Rome

    It's referring to this chart:
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    Bell Beaker ancestry in the Guanches confirmed.

    I missed this when it was first published. The genomic history of the indigenous people of the Canary Islands (Serrano et al. 2023): "considering the best-fitting model, the CIP [Guanche] ancestry can be explained as the admixture of Morocco_LN (73.3% ± 2.2%), Morocco_EN (6.9% ± 1.0%)...
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    Preview: Upcoming Ancient Greek Transect (Mesolithic to Medieval) from Biomuse.

    Ancient DNA reveals admixture history and endogamy in the prehistoric Aegean
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    Preview: Upcoming Ancient Greek Transect (Mesolithic to Medieval) from Biomuse.

    Sporadic intruders whose intrusion is evident in the genomes of the entire population?
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    Preview: Upcoming Ancient Greek Transect (Mesolithic to Medieval) from Biomuse.

    All of them. Skourtanioti et al. 2023, Lazaridis et al. 2022, Clemente et al. 2021 etc.
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    Preview: Upcoming Ancient Greek Transect (Mesolithic to Medieval) from Biomuse.

    Why do you think that? DNA shows an influx of northern ancestry c. 2000 BC which affected the whole population.
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    Egyptian Ancient Dna from the Old and Middle Kingdoms

    I suggested that Bell Beaker ancestry could have arrived in the First Intermediate period with 'Libyans' from the west. I've been thinking/reading some more about it, and that might actually be the explanation. A migration from Italy into North Africa then eastwards into Egypt. Some authors...
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    Egyptian Ancient Dna from the Old and Middle Kingdoms

    Thanks! From that thread: "During the 1st Intermediate Period it seems like a massive influx of Levantine and a smaller amount of Bell Beaker ancestry affected Egypt, or at least affected the elites." Wow! I put forward the theory that Bell Beaker ancestry came into Egypt in the 1st...
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    Egyptian Ancient Dna from the Old and Middle Kingdoms

    New abstract just published: Genetic study of ancient Egyptian human remains dating from the Predynastic Period to the early Islamic Period (ca. 4000 cal. BCE - 800 cal. CE) Abstract: "Due to high-throughput sequencing and targeted enrichment methods, ancient DNA (aDNA) analysis is emerging...
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    Beethoven's DNA

    "Principal component analyses (PCAs) performed on the high-coverage Beethoven genome placed it among Europeans, clustering with modern Germans. Testing for admixture among five global populations using ADMIXTURE revealed that Beethoven’s ancestry was >99% European ... Beethoven’s I1a-Z139 Y...
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    Genetic History of Anatolia during Holocene

    He doesn't even say that. Is this whitewashing?
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    Genetic History of Anatolia during Holocene

    According to ancient Greek poets, Memnon's father Tithonus was snatched away from Troy by the goddess of dawn Eos and was taken to the ends of the earth on the coast of Oceanus.[14] According to Hesiod Eos bore to Tithonus bronzed armed Memnon, the King of the Aethiopians In Greek mythology...
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