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... - the first neolithic people was in Southern France since the 6000/5500BC with pottery but without any megalith! For COON, some traits of these seafarers recalled Sumerians but the faces did not check it at all
so, the 'gedrosia' element in « Celtic », « Basque » or « Scandinavian » could be old in these populations and even be linked to megalithism - the problem is that it proposed a way by southern e sea, not by northern European lands !
It is not a theory, only e possibility – future will tell us I hope !
I also think this possibility should be kept in mind. Especially that what you write about a possible Sumerian connection being mentioned by somebody already (e.g. Coon) is very interesting, because I also had this idea already. The relatively high Gedrosia component of Basques could be a hint for a neolithic origin of their language. The Sumerian language is peculiar like the basque and there are some remarkable similarities, although officially it has not been accepted by scholars. I know this all is still very speculative and data are perhaps unreliable, but I think it could be possible that the gedosia component could have left the near-east before caucasus and south-west asian "components" merged and settled in the former land of "gedrosians" (North-west Iran, Mesopotamia or somewhere near). A recent bayesian analysis yielded 3750 BC as most likely date of semitic language genesism, which is late enough. That could be an explanation for the lack of caucasus on the altantic fringe. I'm aware that talking in terms of "caucasus", "gedrosian" etc. is simplistic, but that's all we have currently. It also should not be forgotteh that the "Atlantic_med" component today still reaches approx. 20% in the middle east itself.
After all, I'm undecided and consider Maciamo's scenario of a land-route of IE (with some modifications) also very likely.