reply to post by cormac mac airt
Hey, everyone. Not considering myself any good in genetics, but I did some research and found some info about genetic link between europeans and
native indians that AFAIK wasn't adressed in this thread yet. Sorry, if I missed it.
It is based on the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Native indians have 5 basic haplogroups - A, B, C, D and X. The last one is prety rare (4 % in total
indian populiation, but up to 25% in North-east ones) This haplogroup was found also in western Europeans and nowhere in Asia, except for one reagion
- Altai (OFF TOPIC, sorry - by the way, these people are worth exploring - there is everything you want - from yeti to highly advanced civilisations
living below the mountains, ancient civilisations and the fact that hunes (and many before them) originated from there )
Anyways, the most interesting thing is that haplogroup X was/is not shared in recent times - significant differences show, that common ancestors lived
loong time ago.
also, the ancient remains of basque people show that up to 25% of them have haplogroup X.
Scroll down to about the middle of the page. We are not really adressing the question of Atlantis here. Yet