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    Who were the original inhabitants of North Fennoscandia?

    Paleogenomics tells us Mesolithic Scania was similar in composition to Jutland, entirely I* and I2. This is corroborated by quasi-historical identification of these areas with Yngling. Likely, the ur-population of Lapland was N1. Prior to the Bronze Age, what went on in the middle, around the...
  2. V

    Can anyone explain to a layman how exactly the I1a-DF29 and I2a-L4 are related?

    The above shows that they are both mutations from I-M170, and their divergence resulted in two drastically different people, the Scandinavians and Dinaric Balkan peoples. But what exactly do the two lineages share from their I-M170 ancestors? Both people are among the tallest in Europe and in...
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    The Spread of Haplogroups in Europe, Especially R1b

    There are some lively discussions going on elsewhere on this board, discussing with specificity some of concepts below. I thank everyone for their thoughts, and Eupedia for the forum. This post is intended to be a more general foray into what I call "The Two -Ics" that explain modern...
  4. Maciamo

    The great pairings of Y-DNA haplogroups in prehistory

    When G2a Neolithic farmers started advancing from the Near East into Europe, they encountered indigenous hunter-gathering tribes belonging to various haplogroups (C1a2, F, I*, I1, I2a, I2b, I2c, and possibly even H). Interestingly, most of these lineages didn't survive in significant number...