The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63205   Message #1026194
Posted By: Pied Piper
29-Sep-03 - 06:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: Who are the Welsh?
Subject: RE: BS: Who are the Welsh?
All western Europeans have a significantly detectable genetic component whose modern frequency is concentrated on the Basque speaking area.
There are other significant components.
1 Centred on the Middle East, probably representing the spread of agriculture.
2 Centred round the North Mediterranean coast, probably reflecting Bronze Age Greek expansion.
3 Centred on Eastern Baltic possibly originating with the first modern people to enter Europe 35,000 years ago.