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    Clustering of Europeans based on Y-chromosme STRs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sventovit
    Interesting, I am not sure how to interpret this, but I have been reading about the ancient Illyrian language and peoples of central Europe, whose traditional homeland during the Iron Age was north of the Adriatic. There are some fairly valid theories that Albanians form their linguistic descendents, though changed much racially from the Ancient Illyrians, and that toponyms even as far north as Bavaria and Bohemia display Illyrian root origin. I bring this up, as I found it interesting that Albania, several provinces in eastern Germany, and Austria, on up through the Baltic countries to Finland are grouped in the same branch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todesritter
    What that signifies … :
    Y-STRs main usefulness is in tracing relatively recent population movements. Albania's position on the cluster could be the result of maile Germanic admixture from the volkerwanderung (that's the only conceivable explanation I can think of, and it sounds rather far-fetched at that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sventovit
    Y-STRs main usefulness is in tracing relatively recent population movements. Albania's position on the cluster could be the result of maile Germanic admixture from the volkerwanderung (that's the only conceivable explanation I can think of, and it sounds rather far-fetched at that).
    You do not think it possible that it might also signify that these test groups in each given area might not have an Ancient Illyrian or some unknown precursor race descended great-great-great-….grandfather along the patrilineal line?

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