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From: Dienekes Pontikos <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] R1b and R1a fate
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 12:56:29 +0200
On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 12:10 PM, Lancaster-Boon
> Balto-Slavic must
> is found on the steppes today but also originated at least on the edge of
> the steppes if not on them, and (as with Tocharian) between Balto Slavic and
> most of its relatives there are steppes.
Balto-Slavic is NOT found in the steppes today. Only East Slavic is
found in the steppes.
I really don't know where you are getting the idea that there are
steppes between Balto-Slavic and its relatives; the closest relatives
of Balto-Slavic are Celtic/Germanic/Italic and they are to the west of
Balto-Slavic, not across any steppes.
>> Baltic, like Germanic and Slavic are likely ultimately descended from the
> Corded Ware culture of Central Europe.
> I need to maybe check my memory but isn't Corded Ware thought to have
> origins to the east of its range?
No, Corded Ware is derived from Central Europe. There are some who see
a Kurgan influence in its development, and the presence of Kurgan or
Kurgan-influenced individuals in it, but, overall no one has proposed
that Corded Ware culture which spread from Central Europe has its
origins "in the steppes".
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