Monday, November 23, 2015

Genetic Maps (of Europe)

Eupedia has a decent section with genetic maps of Europe. These are divided into paternal (Y-DNA) maps and maternal (mtDNA) maps.
For me, the interesting group to follow is I2a1, shown below.

It is a base for a theory of the oldest known inhabitants of Europe, from the last ice age. The concentration is the highest in the Balkans mountaneous area.
More significantly, it also proves that there really is no difference among the many nationalities in the region who were involved in bloody conflicts throughout known history.

Extremely interesting is the full world map of human migration. More specificaly, map of genetic migration:

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