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From: "R. & G. Stevens" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] E3b and redheads
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 12:53:54 -0400
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From: "Steven Bird" <>
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Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2006 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] E3b and redheads

> However, the description is that of Herodotus, not my own.
> Steve

No, Herodotus never identified the ancient Thracians as belonging to any
y-haplogroup, let alone a single y-haplogroup, let alone E3b.

You can say that Herodotus said some Thracians had red hair, but you cannot
use him to support your Thracians=E3b idea and the implication that
therefore many E3bs in ancient times had red hair.

Some of the Thracians may have been E3b. It doesn't seem likely all or even
most of them were or that red hair was introduced to the Thracian genome by


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