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From: Dienekes Pontikos <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] R1b Origins (was OurEuropeangeographicalblock. . .)
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 20:55:48 +0300
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The Lasithi Plateau has something like 5,000 inhabitants, which represents
~1/100 of the population of the island. Regardless of what the origins of
this population are, it is extremely unsafe to make any inferences about the
past based on such a small population. Not only strong genetic drift but
also intermarriage with the other 99/100 of Crete would have diluted any
local "Paleolithic" signal beyond repair.


On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 5:30 PM, Richard Stevens <>wrote:

> Actually, they were not inaccurate because I was talking about the period
> during which the Venetians suppressed and expelled the population of the
> Lasithi Plateau. I was not trying to chronicle the entire period of
> Venetian
> rule nor did I say the Venetians ruled Crete ONLY during the 13th and 14th
> centuries. Read what I wrote, which was that the Venetians controlled the
> island of Crete during the 13th and 14th centuries. In fact they did
> control
> the island of Crete during that timeframe, which was the relevant period
> for
> what was being discussed.
>
> Rich
>
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> Subject: Re: [DNA] R1b Origins (was OurEuropeangeographicalblock. . .)
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>
> > My point was that your comments were inaccurate.
>
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