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    R1b decreased in historical/civilized times

    There is a strong decrease in the percentage of R1b in north central France, compared to the regions of Antlantic France, in a situation maybe similar to north western Iberia. I wonder if it was already the case in the bronze age, because the Bell Beaker settled mostly on the coast and the...
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    Origin and mobility of Iron Age Gaulish groups in present-day France revealed.

    Thank you. it looks like R1b L21 was once spread all over France
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    Genetic study Large-Scale Migration into Southern Britain During the Middle to Late Bronze Age.

    Has R1b L21 ever been found in Iron age Gaul?
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    English and Scottish surnames of French origin

    Here are some examples of French-derived English and Scottish surnames, dating from the time of the Norman conquest and the Plantagenet Era: -DISNEY => derived from a Norman family called D'ISIGNY from the village of ISIGNY in Normandy . -CHURCHILL=>Descended from Roger DE COURCIL...
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    New map of haplogroup R1b-L21 (S145)

    Tolan has posted this on anthrogenica, showing that an early bronze age individual from the region of Montpellier in southern France (PIR3037AB) apparently belonged to L21 DF21...
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    New map of mtDNA haplogroups H1+H3

    Interesting to see that Basque and Welsh people have more than 50% of their mtdna haplogroup (H1+h3+J) in common besides having both more than 80% of R1b P312.
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    Why is philosophy an arts subject ?

    Philosophy is a compulsory subject for scientific students at the lycée which means that they also have to write a philosophy essay for the baccalaureate.
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    88% of haplogroup H found in central european Bell Beaker The unusual rate of haplogroup mtdna H in this central european site reinforce the hypothesis that the Bell Beaker people came from the Iberian Peninsula.
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    Understanding indo-european y-dna

    I didn't know that Tacitus considered te Caledonii Teutonic. It reminds me of the Irish tribe of the "Cauci" which was also considered germanic.
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    MtDNA J & T colonised Europe from the Near East in the late Paleolithic & Mesolithic

    Thank you for the exhaustive answer Maciamo. I'm wonderig if haplgroups J and T presence in northern Europe are responsible for the fact that scandinavian are dolycocepahlic like middle east people. Furthermore, the mediterranean admixture in Scandinavia despite the fact that Scandinavia lack...
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    MtDNA J & T colonised Europe from the Near East in the late Paleolithic & Mesolithic

    Which Y haplogroups do yo think carried the men who came with J and T females?
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    Germanic and Italic language families

    According to Jürgen Udolph, hydronymy shows that the Proto-Germanic homeland is Central germany which would be very close to the Homeland of Italic and Celtic languages. I'm wondering if some territories usually attributed to the Celts might not have been originally germanic. On this blog...
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    Horse, Linguistic History and more

    It is possible that Horses have also been domesicated in the Iberian Peninsula. As wikipedia states: It would explain the specific Basque word for Horses.
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    Germanic and Italic language families

    te Italo Celtic family To me it seems like Celtic arrived first in western Europe during the early bronze age or even earlier and that the Urnfield spread both the Germanic parent language and Lustatian to the north and Italic to the south and west. Celtic and Italic common features are...
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    Germanic and Italic language families

    In A Grammar of Proto-Germanic by Winfred P. Lehmann, it is argued that the Germanic language family shares more vocabulary with the Italic family than with the Celtic language family. Concerning the relationship between Venetic language and the Germanic languages, Wikipedia says:
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    Prehistoric Danes to be genetically mapped
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    How proto IE sounded like?

    The guy tried at least to do it in accordance with sound laws, as shown in this video:
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    How proto IE sounded like?

    I've found this interesting video of a recronstructed speech in proto IE. Does it sound like anything living language to you?
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    The rise of PIEs in the steppes --- From the Ural or from the from the Caucasus?

    If I remember well, the cultures east of the Ural mountains (Botai, Kelterminar) in present day Kazakhstan had nothing in common with the cultures of the Volga Ural region. While the Pontic steppe and Volga steppe cultures had adopted agriculture, the Kelterminar and Botai cultures remained at...
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    Most important ancient DNA that should be tested A team of French archeologist has tried last year to extract dna from mesolithic individuals in Corsica but I don't know if it is still under way.