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From: "Lawrence Mayka" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Which haplogroup was in western Europe first?
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 09:31:19 -0500
The spread of the Indo-European languages occurred after the Last Glacial
Maximum (unless one believes in the extreme version of the Paleolithic
Continuity Hypothesis, which is best classified as pseudoscience). Thus,
the issues you mention do not pertain to the question of who settled Western
Europe 35,000 years ago.
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of MaryJo Neyer
> But I do find the situation odd from the linguistics
> point of view. I thought that the rh negative factor and the
> non-IndoEuropean nature of the Basque language were factors
> in believing R1b was the earliest group in western Europe. I
> looked at the surnames listed in the F project and those are
> almost all definitely Germanic names, even in the UK
> sampling. There is not a Gaelic origin name in the bunch.
> There is no hint of Germanic origin place names in Gaelic
> speaking regions.
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