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    Genetic study The Picenes and the Genetic Landscape of Central Adriatic Italy in the Iron Age.

    That sample with R-M269 comes from the Villamar Necropolis that's dated to 300-200 BC based on the type of burials and the chronology of the funerary goods, even though the calibrated C14 dates of the human remains are strangely older than that ( 600 BC or so), therefore there's a discrepancy...
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    Genetic study The Picenes and the Genetic Landscape of Central Adriatic Italy in the Iron Age.

    They claim that one of the samples from the Etruscan necropolis of the Orientalizing period in Colle di Val D'Elsa is a Sardinian: In the Etruscan site of Monteriggioni/Colle di Val D’Elsa, we found an outlier (EV15A) that is more similar to modern Sardinians or European Neolithic populations...
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    Medieval DNA from Soqotra points to Eurasian origins of an isolated population at the crossroads of Africa and Arabia

    Soqotra, an island situated at the mouth of the Gulf of Aden in the northwest Indian Ocean between Africa and Arabia, is home to ~60,000 people subsisting through fishing and semi-nomadic pastoralism who speak a Modern South Arabian language. Most of what is known about Soqotri history derives...
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    Genetic study The Genetic Legacy of the Roman Imperial Rule in northern Italy

    I find it interesting that the inhabitants of the village of Ilbono, right next to Gairo, score about 8% Yamnaya admixture on average, while the people of Gairo score the lowest Yamnaya admixture in the island.
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    Genetic study The Genetic Legacy of the Roman Imperial Rule in northern Italy

    Sardinian HGDP samples form two clusters: """We find the HGDP Sardinia individuals partially overlap with our dataset and include a subset that clusters near the Ogliastra sub-population Thus, we use the term “Gennargentu-region” to describe this ancestry component.""""...
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    Etruscan possibly Gaelic + Brythonic.

    The name "Neshian" used for the Hittites comes from the Central Anatolian city of Nesha, also known as Kanesh, the archaeological site of Kultepe.
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    K12b aDNA (Dodecad K12b)

    Still, very strange results for samples coming from a Phoenician - Punic settlement.
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    K12b aDNA (Dodecad K12b)

    Those Monte Sirai samples are so strange, why are they Central Italian like?
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    Genetic study Studying genetic and cultural admixture of Phoenicians in Sicily

    The c14 dates of the bones from the Villamar necropolis are 200-400 years older than the objects buried in the tombs and the type of tombs in general, which both date to the 4th-3rd century bc, Late Punic, almost Roman period. Strange. There's a discrepancy between the c14 dates of the bones and...
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    Genetic study Studying genetic and cultural admixture of Phoenicians in Sicily

    To be fair those "modern Sardinian" samples are probably not representative of the whole island, they're probably the usual Ogliastra samples. I remember seeing some PCAs with the Sulcis_Iglesiente samples and they clustered almost on top of the Sicilian BA samples. The new Sardinian samples...
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    First Etruscan settlement found in Sardinia

    <<Considering the high degree of diversity in the assemblage - in combination with the lack of evidence for residential habitation and the inhospitable nature of Tavolara itself - we suggest that the island may have acted as a site for the exchange of goods.>> According to this article there...
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    Mobility in the Iron Age Central Mediterranean (Moots et al. 2023)

    One thing that is frustrating about these studies, is that they often don't specify where the samples came from, they only vaguely mentioned the site, but not the tombs. Sant'Imbenia for instance was a Nuragic coastal village known for the production of the Sant'Imbenia amphorae, but neither a...
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    Archaeological genetics: a preliminary overview of the Iron Age Italian population

    Recent studies suggest that Italian population shows a higher degree of internal genomic variability than other European populations. This scenario is the result of complex demographic dynamics, dating back mainly from Late Palaeolithic and Neolithic, but also dating to Metal Ages. In fact...
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    First Etruscan settlement found in Sardinia

    Apparently not only the claim of an Etruscan settlement was an exaggeration, but the site isn't even a Villanovan settlement, it seems to have been a typical Nuragic settlement with the usual stone huts and mostly indigeneous Nuragic pottery and only a small quantity of Villanovan imports...
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    Silver necklace beads from chalcolithic necropoleis near Rome came from Sardinia

    . "We want to take into consideration the silver and antimony ornaments referable to the Italian Eneolithic, these materials are not widespread, but they can be useful to reconstruct possible routes of exchange and contact between the Italian Eneolithic cultures. of metal ornaments: in northern...
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    Bronze Age Epirus

    post There's some Mycenaean pottery in South Albania and that's pretty much it
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    Bronze Age Epirus

    Mycenaean pottery is almost completely absent from most of the regions in the Balkans except for Greece of course. In South Italy however Mycenaean pottery was found in several sites, and even made locally in some of them. Apulia yielded the highest number of Mycenaean pottery fragments West of...
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    The Dawn of the Etruscans

    Distribution of Villanovian sites
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    Tartessian Site-Ritual slaughter of 16 horses

    Interesting, how have they dated these supposed structures?