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From: "Wil Husted" <>
Subject: [DNA] Enough already! Used to be Megalith Builders
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 20:45:33 -0600
The subject of Megalith Builders started out with the possibility that I1b1b
people constructed the megaliths along the northern Mediterranean, Iberian
and French coastal areas on over to the British Isles. Being of the less
than numerous I1b1b tribe that receives little discussion on this forum, I
anticipated learning something about this possibility. Unfortunately, the
thread has degenerated into the usual did-did not petty bickering among
several more knowledgeable people contributing to the forum. I don't know
that much about linguistics, genetics etc. and really don't care to know all
that much at this stage of life. I am interested in results, serious
thoughts, interpretations and conclusions, if such is possible for the
latter. I weary of the apparently inevitable arguments about who said what
to whom and disregard and contempt for opposing and different views. There
are bits and pieces of interesting information and data in these
back-and-forths, but they get submerged in the petty and often egotistic
As I understand it, I1b1b diverged from I1b somewhere in the Balkan area and
moved westward across northern Italy and Southern France into Iberia,
probably dropping-off small groups along the way, including Sardinia.
Following the last glacial maximum, and as the lands to the north became
habitable, some I1b1 peoples moved northward, some to the British Isles.
Whether or not they constructed megaliths along the way and in the British
Isles and what language they spoke apparently remains unknown.
My surname is Danish or German, and at one time I thought that my English
ancestors got to England as Danish Vikings 1200-1000 years ago. My Y-DNA
test proved otherwise. I think that my deeper ancestors were already in the
British Isles and had been for 8000 years or so. How they acquired a
Danish/German surname remains a puzzle to be solved, probably not by me.
So, I'd like to see more discussion about the lesser-known haplogroups as
well as I1a, R1b etc. without all of the personal flak one has to fly
through to get to the gems. People are too damned touchy any more!
|[DNA] Enough already! Used to be Megalith Builders by "Wil Husted" <>|