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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] News Story: European origins get REALLY confusing
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 12:05:21 -0600
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Glen Todd wrote:
>>very early Middle Eastern mtDNA signatures in Europe
>>and very late Middle Eastern signatures among Basques,
>>Iberians and Scytho-Siberians right into the Iron Age!
> Perhaps this is true to a limited extent if one considers only mtDNA, but it
> utterly falls apart if one examines the near-total domination in Europe of
> European-specific Y-haplogroups that hardly show up at all in the middle
> east.

There is no "dominant" haplogroup for Europe, except R1 including
both R1a abd R1b. And while neither is extremely large in Arabs,
R1a is very big once you go further east into Iraq and Iran,
and then becomes actually dominant.

Doug McDonald

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