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The Illyrian core comes from the Middle Danubian Tumulus culture, with influenced from the later incoming Middle Danubian Urnfield group, which might be associated with Pannonians. The Daco-Thracians are Gava/Channelled Ware, the South Eastern Urnfield group. That is clear as day, that we deal with two different cultural provinces. And its simply not true that Daco-Thracians and Channelled Ware being confined to the Eastern Balkans. They had a major centre in the Central Balkan, from Vojvodina to the Aegean Belegis II-Gava elements spread and later Psenichevo and Basarabi were connected.
The list and position of the various Daco-Thracian known tribes speaks for itself.
You see, you are mixing stuff a lot,Illyrian tumuli was a continuation from Early Bronze Age tumulis and are not strictly related to the Tumulus Culture/Hugelgraberkultur which appeared initially in Middle Bronze Age when they crossed the Alps toward Carpathians causing great havouc.
Tumulis were built by various different people including Daco-Thracians, but they had their own specific way of building it.
A mix of this HugelgraberKultur + Encrusted Pottery Culture + Gava/Channeled Ware = Koszidor hoard => Middle Danube Urnfield groups.