- Reaction score
- Ethnic group
- Y-DNA haplogroup
- R-PF7558 (LDNA)
- mtDNA haplogroup
To be honest AG users were very good at determining precise subclades for Y-DNA.
Unironically though, once it is settled, it will be a new era
It is more difficult to settle though, because the archaeological, linguistical and historical source material seems to be less unequivoval than for say Germanics, Celts and Slavs - and even those are not that clear cut for their ealy phases, yet those early phases are millenia before the Albanian case. The patrilineages, usually a sure bet for many Indoeuropean pastoralist and agro-pastoralist people, are also not as unequivocal than for many other people. Like it is much harder to be sure which haplogroup was the central group, around the others grouped, since we have three big patrilinear blocks (J-L283, E-V13, R-Z2103) which do not, necessarily, overlapped each other in the earlier periods as they do in modern Albanians.
So it will be really, even with more material, one of the last topics to be solved in a satisfying manner and is on a similar level of complexity as the Pre-Proto-Indoeuropean debate imho. So its not all the Albanians fault, its the material which is pretty complex and simply not unequivocal too.
I think it will get settled within 10 years. Considering just the last 10 years how astronomically the question has progressed. We didnt know j2b-l283, E-V13, etc, even existed. As we get more autosomal, paternal, samples, we will have an even clearer picture. Likewise, linguistics will also keep advancing, use of AI assistance here may also push things forward in unforeseen ways, i.e. hyper accurate reconstructions, models. Even if it isnt fully settled, it will be such an entirely different debate compared to where we are now.
The majority of the forum administrators announced their formal or deferred resignation by July, which is the main reason why the website is going to shut down permanently. Recently, the site was poorly moderated by a few administrators who had been too busy to deal with low-quality posts by new members. Among them, there was a developing consensus on the site that East Asians came to Asia via a northern route, contrary to genetic evidence. To avoid spreading this kind of misinformation, senior administrators may have decided to put an end to Anthrogenica.
This is so stupid. Not many of you doubting Anthogenica had a schizophrenic banning issue. They are closing the site for such a trivial statement/supposedly misinformation.
I was banned for references to academic papers.
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