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If you want to believe that the Romans had that much of a genetic impact on the Balkans then be my guest. However there isn't any genetic data that supports this though I am of course open to any idea. I'm sure the Romans would of left some YDNA markers that could verify such genetic imprint. There is some but certianly not that large from everything I have seen.
As for the Ilyrians samples. They are mostly Bronze Age samples from Croatia. Samples from other areas of the Balkans weren't really like Northern Italians anyway. They were more East of Italians. Lets also not forget that they are just Bronze Age samples.
And yes, I am aware that the Ilyrians went to Italy.
Where, precisely, did I say that the Romans had a big genetic impact on the Balkans as a whole? I think I went out of my way to say that this area, this culture, was an exception.
I "said" that the "Illyrian" sample might have been from just one of the tribes in Illyria.
What other Balkan samples are in the study? From what I can see, just the "Illyrian" one, and some of the Thracian ones. I get both, and at pretty high levels.
Sorry if these results are upsetting to some Albanians, but it is what it is.
Everyone is going to have to pull up their big boy pants, in every ethnicity, and accept what the genetics shows.