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Subject: Re: [DNA] Enough already! Used to be Megalith Builders
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 11:23:32 +0000
---- Wil Husted <> wrote:
> 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.
Here is Mr. Gatto's web site: http://www.i-m26.blogspot.com/
It used to have an extended treatise on his theory that I1b1b folk were the people primarily responsible for Western Europe's megaliths. I don't see it there now, but maybe a thorough search will uncover it. As I recall it was mostly based on the idea that a little bit of I1b1b is found everywhere megaliths are found. It was interesting but not very compelling, as I recall.
Since M26+ (I1b1b) is found at its highest levels on the island of Sardinia, it would seem that any claim that I1b1bs were the megalith builders should begin there. Is it on Sardinia where the oldest European megaliths are found? Is there something about them (if indeed there are any there) that connects them to megaliths elsewhere in Europe?
I haven't looked into Sardinian megaliths, if there are any. That might be interesting.
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