Sunday, September 2, 2007

Primitive Italian People

Primitive Italian People

Ibero-Finnic Tribe.


A team of geneticists from different universities in Italy and Spain undertook the first genetic studies of the ancient Etruscans, based on mitochondrial DNA from 80 bone samples taken from tombs dating from the seventh century to the third century BC in Etruria. This study finds that they were more related to each other than to the general population of modern Italy. Recent studies suggested a Near East origin (U5a1a and R1b1c6).

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