- Reaction score
- Y-DNA haplogroup
The Iapodes were totally different tribe from Iapyges. So the similarity in name might be just coincidence.
Iapodes practiced cremation in urns, while Iapyges had totally different material culture. Though they might come from Croatian coast why not. There is no decisive answer for that. Per material culture they are related with Matt-Painted Pottery Culture from South Albania. Though this connection might be controversial, there was a lot of influences like Proto-Geometric motives, ascos with water bird motives and etc, etc.
But there is no doubt that Daunians came from somewhere from East Adriatic coast. So, let's put it like this, the southernmost axis being Southern Albania and the northernmost axis being Croatian coastline, everything in between is possible, from where exactly it's not easy to determine.