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  1. Ralphie Boy

    The diverse genetic origins of a Classical period Greek army

    The oldest published J-L25 sample from ancient Greece thus far is in this Himera study: J-Z7706*. This sample, W2738, seems to have been a Greek, as opposed to a foreign mercenary.
  2. Ralphie Boy

    The diverse genetic origins of a Classical period Greek army

    FYI another old J-L70 is reported in Family Tree DNA, from Egypt in a Byzantine cultural setting. Not sure if it’s been published yet. Other old L70 samples were also in a Byzantine setting (Southern Arc study), from southeast and southwest Anatolia.
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    AncestryDNA 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.
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    AncestryDNA 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...
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    AncestryDNA 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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    G25 G25 imperial Greek shift in Greeks and Italians + a comparison with qpAdm

    Lazaridis et al. argue strenuously in the Southern Arc supplementals that the Imperial Roman influx was not just Anatolia/East Med like, but actually from Anatolia. If memory serves, that would be people from the Hellenistic places studied in the Southern Arc. Waiting and wondering if J2a-L70...
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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. https://discover.familytreedna.com/
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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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    GEDMatch Greek from Elis (Western Peloponnese) Gedmatch results

    This is an interesting finding/argument from the Roman Balkans IA study, about modeling mainland Greeks:
  12. Ralphie Boy

    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...
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    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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    Genetic study Ancient DNA of Roman Danubian Frontier and Slavic Migrations (Olalde 2021)

    This study argues there’s strong demographic impact on the Iron Age Balkan population ancestors from the Eastern European Slavs, and by the 10th century (Kuline samples) there was substantial mixing but no replacement. This argument supports not necessarily using modern South Slavic samples to...
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    Genetic study Ancient DNA of Roman Danubian Frontier and Slavic Migrations (Olalde 2021)

    If the leaked early Slav samples are like Poles and Ukrainians, that could vindicate the Greek Peloponnese study that was ripped for assuming invading Slavs were northern-like and not heavily Balkan-admixed. Maybe using Balkan Slavic samples would have given the opposite and incorrect impression...
  17. Ralphie Boy

    Genetic study The origin and legacy of the Etruscans through a 2000-year archeogenomic time transec

    The ancient Greek results seem to be trickling in from colonies, and if I interpret right they were Mycenaean-like (except for possible admixture with locals). As we know, the rumor is that classical Greeks were heterogenous, which would not be surprising given their separation into city-states...
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    Genetic study Ancient DNA of Roman Danubian Frontier and Slavic Migrations (Olalde 2021)

    The I2a-Dinaric theory can be put in the trash receptacle, as evidence is strong that this haplogroup was brought to the Balkans pretty much exclusively by Slavs. It’s not indigenous to the Balkans. As a layperson who never toyed with amateur gene modelers like G25, I too have to be careful...
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    Genetic study 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.
  20. Ralphie Boy

    Genetic study Ancient DNA of Roman Danubian Frontier and Slavic Migrations (Olalde 2021)

    Thanks :) I could understand the frustrations of a moderator who has to deal with certain agendas.
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