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From: "Gaila & James Merrington" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Lost Worlds - On the Trail of the Celts
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 10:59:12 +1100
Yes Jim, I know a male Etruscan would have Y DNA, but I wonder if the
Etruscans would be R1b3 or J or E3b?
Has anyone seen a study? Historically, their beginnings are still a
mystery. Linguistically, they were very different from other people in the
area. Even today, their language hasn't been decoded.
There was another article in the paper this morning about a male in an
ancient Iranian grave - thought to be male because the body was broad at the
shoulders and a sword was in the grave. The DNA proved it was a woman,
I wonder how many woman were considered men in other ancient graves because
they had swords, prior to DNA being able to give us this information?
> if we cloned an Etruscans he would have ydna also
> or would that change if the one clonee was from a male or female
> and i bet he would just like we are today just one in a mumble jumble
> diversity would rule in any population group
> Jim Denning