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From: "Michael Walsh" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Iberian Y-DNA J (was Re: Iberian S116+)
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 07:34:31 -0500


------------------ Grandcross quoted
> There is clearly a stronger frequency of J in the south, peaking at
> 17.9% in Cadiz, over 14% of which is J2* (xM67). The lowest regions of
> J were the Basque Region 0%, Galicia 5.3% and Cantabria 5.8%, all north
> coast regions.

------------------- My response:
It is interesting to note that Cadiz is ancient Phoenician colony and that
perhaps the "hot spot" of Europe for T (the old K2) is Cadiz. National
Genographic's Dr. Wells calls some subclades of J and T "Mediterranean
Traders" associated with the pre-Roman Phoenician trading empire. The story
seems to fit here.


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