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From: "James A. Honeychuck" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Frequency of Y-DNA J1 in Poland?
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2006 23:23:52 +0100
>I must point out that Gentile J1 seems to appear in Europe in the same
places that G does. One hypothesis is that both G and J1 are the remnants
of the Alans-Sarmatians, whose language and culture survive in Ossetia. As
you know, Ossetia is heavily G, with plenty of J2 also; but if we assume
that Nasidze's detection of Hg I is incorrect (given his inexplicable 34% Hg
I for Tehran, which no other researcher can find), Nasidze's large chunk of
I in Ossetia would then actually be J1. (Nasidze did not test for J or J1
explicitly. He tested for F, G, I, and J2.)
>Thus, one hypothesis is that wherever the Alans-Sarmatians settled--at
Roman-British forts, in Sicily, or in White Croatia (southern Poland and
northern Slovakia)--we now see both G and J1. Not large percentages, but
enough to notice--and closely enough related to make dubious the hackneyed
"Neolithic expansion" explanation.
In the past couple of days, this Alani/Sarmatian theory has replaced the
Neolithic expansion in my mind. Thanks again.
Just can't find enough J1 to nail it down.
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