View Full Version : What is so special about Drenthe (K36)?

Avariel River
11-20-2020, 03:28 PM
Recently I got back my LM K36 Map. My ancestors (on paper) came mainly from the western part of Lower Saxony. My results show a heavy ingvaeonic (Anglo-Saxon) influence which is quite plausible. But one thing makes me wonder: what is about Drenthe? My results show that the regions around Drenthe, like Frisia, Groningen, Overijssel and Lower Saxony (plus S-H) are (genetically speaking) the closest to me. But Drenthe is not. Is there something about Drenthe, that makes it so different in comparison to the bordering regions? My husband ordered the K36 as well. His ancestors are also from the same region like mine. For him, Drenthe is an exception, too. Does anyone have a clue what makes Drenthe so special?

Here are some dates of mine. Maybe they show something, that explains, why Drenthe is not highlighted.

K36: Why do I score so high on the Italian component and so low on the Iberian? (Compared to the reference groups from North Germany and North Dutch?)

Tolan K16 Neolithic:
European WHG: 46,63
European EHG: 26,76
West Farmers: 22.58
Anatolian Farmers: 3,47
Caucasus: 0,55

Tolan K20 Bronze Age:
Central Euro: 66,80
West Steppe: 21,67
East Steppe: 8,07
North-East Euro: 3,46

11-22-2020, 08:41 PM
Talk to Finn. He is from the region.

Avariel River
11-23-2020, 03:27 PM
Oh thanks. I‘ll write him.

04-23-2021, 08:21 PM
Drenthe is basically the same as Overijssel; and neighbouring Lower-saxony in Germany; Saxon land.