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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Etruscan DNA
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 15:29:28 -0600
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For starters you might look at the "Tuscany, Italy" regional database in
YHRD. If you have an idea of the types of haplotypes which might have come
from the Troy area and been brought to Tuscany long ago, and they have not
been obliterated by the movements of peoples into and out of that area
since, you could see if the Tuscany database shows their presence in higher
frequency than neighboring Italian databases.

Or speaking more neutrally, check Tuscany database for any unusual haplotype
features not seen in neighboring databases. You could see nothing, but you
never know.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Jo Neyer" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 2:27 PM
Subject: [DNA] Etruscan DNA

> This is a question regarding Etruscan DNA. I had written to Bennett
> Greenspan asking about Etruscan DNA about a month ago. I was curious
> because as a Classics major, we were always taught that the origin of
> the Etruscans was disputed. There was a tradition that Etrusans had
> come from the area near Troy-hence the Roman tradition that they were
> descended in part from Trojan refugees. Bennett replied that not much
> was known about Etruscan DNA. I would be grateful for any specific
> references to actual research on this topic.
> MaryJo
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