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    Greece or Italy?

    Hello, soon i would like to plan a trip to Europe and i am pretty much interested in history. So, my question is which country should be visited to be considered as a much illustrated in the worlds history, Greece or Italy? Thank you
  2. A. Tamar Chabadi

    Ancient Greek Phonology...If anyone is familiar your help would be great.

    PIE: *T + T, *"TT" (two dental stops) has an "s" between them "TsT" giving "st" in Greek. If the ancient Greeks encountered a language and a word within that language where a set of coronal stops like "tt" was present and the Greeks interpreted the sound of this set of coronal stops as dental...
  3. RHAS

    Haplogroup J2, Greeks, Phoenicians and Mesopotamians.

    Haplgroup J2, Greeks and Phoenicians. "The ancient Greeks and Phoenicians were the main driving forces behind the spread of J2 around the western and southern Mediterranian.", 2013. "Thus the most likely explanation...
  4. Maciamo

    Distribution of J2 subclades in Italy (Boattini et al.)

    Here is the breakdown of J2 subclades by province based on the recent study by Boattini et al.. North Italy In Cuneo, south-west Piedmont, 2 out of 30 samples are J2 (6.5%), both J2a*. In Savona/Genova, central Liguria, 7 out of 50 samples are J2 (14%), among which three J2a*, two J2a2-M67...
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    Distribution of E1b1b subclades in Italy (Boattini et al.)

    Here is the breakdown of E1b1b subclades by province based on the recent study by Boattini et al.. North Italy In Cuneo, south-west Piedmont, 2 out of 30 samples are E1b1b (6.5%), among which one E-V13 (3.5%) and one E-V65 (3.5%). In Savona/Genova, central Liguria, 8 out of 50 samples are...
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    Breakdown of R1b subclades in Italy (Boattini et al.)

    I have counted the samples for each R1b subclade in the new study of Italian Y-chromosomes by Boattini et al. and calculated the percentages for R1b for each province. The two most interesting R1b subclades in Italy are R1b-U152, which I believe to be associated with the Italic migrations, and...
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    Economy More Greeks and Spaniards in employment now than in the 1980's and 90's.

    Over the last few years the news have been assailing us on a nearly daily basis about the woes of the Greek and Spanish economies. The way unemployment has been skyrocketing in these two countries has grabbed people's imagination and filled many Europeans with fear and apprehension about the...
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    Polls show that Greeks don't see themselves and other Europeans like everyone else

    The Economist reposted an opinion poll by Pew Research about the stereotypes European people had about each others. The Greeks stick out of the lot by their lack of objectivity when asked for their place inside Europe. While all Europeans agreed that the Germans were the most trustworthy...
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    37 mtDNA sequences from Minoan Crete

    Just released: A European population in Minoan Bronze Age Crete, by Hughey et al. Abstract The first advanced Bronze Age civilization of Europe was established by the Minoans about 5,000 years before present. Since Sir Arthur Evans exposed the Minoan civic centre of Knossos, archaeologists...
  10. Dorianfinder


    Who is eligible Anyone who: has 23andMe or Family Finder autosomal data, is not related to any other Project participants, has 4 grandparents from the same African, European, or Asian ethnic group or country (e.g., 4 Albanian grandparents, 4 grandparents born in Ethiopia, 4 Kazakh...
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    Revising the classification of Indo-European languages

    We have hypothesised in Germanic words of non-IE origin that Proto-Germanic borrowed a few common words from indigenous pre-IE Scandinavians. I believe that there may be a much bigger proportion of Latin and Greek words (including those inherited in modern Romance languages) that are not...
  12. Dorianfinder

    Vlach haplogroups & deep ancestry?

    Aromanian or Romanian, they call themselves Vlach. The Vlach people are primarily pastoralists involved in the raising of livestock, they have inhabited the mountains of Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and the former Yugoslavia and profess the Eastern Orthodox Christian faith...
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    Economy The French government has pressured Greece for the financial aid: Daniel Cohn-Bendit

  14. edao

    Economy Should Greece Leave the Euro?

    With Greece accepting a bail out, is this mearly buying the Euro time. Is it better for every one to release Greece from the Euro?
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    With what ancient ethnicity do you most identify, and what has DNA told you ?

    Europe is an ethnic melting pot. Well, let's not exaggerate. Europeans are genetically among the most homogeneous racial group. Indians, South-East Asians, Middle-Easterners, Central Asians and Africans all have greater genetic diversity than Europeans. But we were taught at school that Europe...