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Thread: The Y chromosome of the ancient Dorians

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    The Y chromosome of the ancient Dorians

    "The Dorian invasion is a concept devised by historians of Ancient Greece to explain the replacement of pre-classical dialects and traditions in southern Greece by the ones that prevailed in Classical Greece. The latter were named Dorian by the ancient Greek writers, after the Dorians, the historical population that spoke them."

    "They were diverse in way of life and social organization, varying from the populous trade center of the city of Corinth, known for its ornate style in art and architecture, to the isolationist, military state of Sparta. And yet, all Hellenes knew which localities were Dorian, and which were not. Dorian states at war could more likely, but not always, count on the assistance of other Dorian states. Dorians were distinguished by the Doric Greek dialect and by characteristic social and historical traditions."

    " Most modern archaeologists, however , considers that the invaders came from the north of Greece, namely from the Balkan-Danubian; would indicate the introduction of the rite of incineration, common to the "Urnfield culture" of the Bronze Age in Central Europe.

    The Dorians and the Spartans may have also had R-L51 (P312- U106-) and R-L51\PF7589 + ?

    " A great wave of renewed colonization beginning in the 8th century bce brought Dorian settlers to the island of Corcyra (modern Corfu), to Syracuse, Gela, and Acragas (now Agrigento) in Sicily, to Taras (now Taranto) in Italy, and to Cyrene in North Africa, as well as to scattered sites on the Crimean Peninsula and along the Black Sea. Sparta, Corinth, and Argos were among the most important cities of Doric origin."

    Thanks

    Raffaele

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    R1b-L23(Yamnaya) they had.

    Zero percent R1b-L51, it barely exists in Greece or the rest of Balkans...

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