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07-21-2016, 08:57 PM
Ruth Barral-Arca et al 2016 "Meta-Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA Variation in the Iberian Peninsula" (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0159735) reported I3a at 0.1% (3/3024) in a large sample from all regions of Spain. These 3 samples are from Canary Islands, Extremadura and Catalonia.

Overall mtDna I is reported at 59/3024 = 2% :

I 15

I1 6
I1a 7
I1a1 4
I1a1d 1
I1c1 5
I1d 1

I2'3 4

I2a 1
I2a3 1
I2b 1

I3a 3

I4a1 2

I5a 6
I5a2+16086 1
I5c 1

Total 59

I3a is a very rare haplogroup only found in Europe (<0,1%) and is nowadays found mostly in countries with high percentages of R1b in northwestern Europe. It has not been found in Neolithic remains from Europe to date. Its presence in the Unetice culture (Haak, Lazaridis et al. 2015), among ancient Scythians (Der Sarkissian et al. 2011) and in the Poltavka culture (Mathieson et al. 2015) strongly suggests an Indo-European origin.

See http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?5593-I3a-found-in-Middle-Bronze-Age-Poltavka-culture-Samara-Russia

07-21-2016, 09:22 PM
Are you maternally of Iberian descent yourself?

07-21-2016, 09:24 PM
Are you maternally of Iberian descent yourself?

No, my maternal line is from SouthEast France

07-30-2016, 08:21 PM
Mine is from Normandy (closed to Rouen). Some Normans went in Canary Islands in XVth cent.