Category: Sicily

More on Ethnogenesis in Southern Europe

Genes in der news.

A preprint, emphasis added:

A series of studies have documented how Steppe pastoralist-related ancestry reached central Europe by at least 2500 BCE, while Iranian farmer-related ancestry was present in Aegean Europe by at least 1900 BCE. However, the spread of these ancestries into the western Mediterranean where they have contributed to many populations living today remains poorly understood. We generated genome-wide ancient DNA from the Balearic Islands, Sicily, and Sardinia, increasing the number of individuals with reported data from these islands from 3 to 52. We obtained data from the oldest skeleton excavated from the Balearic islands (dating to ~2400 BCE), and show that this individual had substantial Steppe pastoralist-derived ancestry; however, later Balearic individuals had less Steppe heritage reflecting geographic heterogeneity or immigration from groups with more European first farmer-related ancestry. In Sicily, Steppe pastoralist ancestry arrived by ~2200 BCE and likely came at least in part from Spain as it was associated with Iberian-specific Y chromosomes. In Sicily, Iranian-related ancestry also arrived by the Middle Bronze Age, thus revealing that this ancestry type, which was ubiquitous in the Aegean by this time, also spread further west prior to the classical period of Greek expansion. In Sardinia, we find no evidence of either eastern ancestry type in the Nuragic Bronze Age, but show that Iranian-related ancestry arrived by at least ~300 BCE and Steppe ancestry arrived by ~300 CE, joined at that time or later by North African ancestry. These results falsify the view that the people of Sardinia are isolated descendants of Europe’s first farmers. Instead, our results show that the island’s admixture history since the Bronze Age is as complex as that in many other parts of Europe.

So, let’s assume this work is, at least in the broadest sense, accurate about Sardinia. Thus, the idea that Sardinians are merely unmixed Neolithic EEF farmers is false. This puts all the other work in the field showing Sardinians as of an unmixed ancestral component into question – or does it merely confirm what I have written, that the outcome of population genetics measurement depends on how it is performed?  Possibly the latter.  If you stop the analysis at one level, Sardinians are unmixed; however, if you dig deeper and look for more ancient ancestral components, with different reference samples (this is ALWAYS the key – it is always about the parentals), then different results are obtained.  One wonders though how long Der Movement will keep on mindlessly repeating – “Sardinians are pure EEF.”

More important perhaps is the “Iranian-related ancestry” – “which was ubiquitous in the Aegean”- being found in Sicily as far back as the Middle Bronze Age. Once again, my suppositions are supported, as I have suggested that the “Near Eastern/Middle Eastern, Southwest Asian, West Asian,” etc. ancestral components identified by the ancestry testing companies (and by some studies) in Mediterranean Europe, including the West Mediterranean islands, are for the most part of ancient origin, present in this part of Europe for thousands of years.  Hence, it is part of the ethnogenesis of various European ethnies, and should be considered indigenous European ancestry.  If the ancestry testing companies (and others) would properly include a broader range of populations as parentals, then results that cause spontaneous sweaty ejaculation among Nutzis would be presented quite differently.  Note the part of the abstract “many other parts of Europe” to describe ancient “admixture history.”  There are a variety of ancient ancestral components in Europe dating back thousands of years, if not by the Bronze Age then at least by the Classical Period. These are all elements contributing to the ethnogenesis of extant European ethnies.

The authors do state in the main text that population modeling demonstrates that some degree of North African ancestry was added on to these Western Mediterranean islands (e.g., Sardinia, Sicily) after the Bronze Age, some of which may be modern – although the authors talk of the “last two millennia.”  This minority ancestry – which is curiously absent from many ancestry testing company results and which therefore may be another artifact of population modeling – is, to the extent that it is real, part of the ethnogenesis of these European populations.   

However, the question of modeling influencing results, and the reality of those results, can be re-examined by taking another look at that table from Durocher’s latest onanism material.

Note that Germans are being used as the European component representative for the admixture analysis, and despite that, Northern and Central European populations are still getting percentages ascribed to “Saharawi” and “Qatari” components.  Given clinal gene frequencies, it is not surprising that Southern European populations are modeled as having North African and Near Eastern ancestral components compared to Germans, but what to make of, for example, such ancestry in Swedes, Norwegians, Scots, and the Irish? I presume that Der Movement does not believe that such populations have any modern admixture from North African or Near Eastern sources. Therefore, the findings for those populations are artifacts from the modeling, ancient admixture, or both.  If that is so, then any “real” modern admixture in the Southern European populations has to be whatever small percentages in excess of that found in Northern and Central Europe, and even there, the clinal gene frequency issue has to be considered.  The same principles hold for the modeling in the preprint discussed above.

Consider also the old saying – “if you look for something, you will find it.”  Some population geneticists seem to have an agenda of wanting to find admixture in Europeans deriving from sources akin to those groups currently constituting the migrant invasion of our home continent.  Thus, from the preprint, emphasis added:

Thus, rather than being an island sheltered from admixture and migration since the Neolithic, Sardinia, like almost all other regions in Europe has, been a site for major movement and mixtures of people.

You are all admixed!  Resistance is futile!  You will be assimilated!


Wops, Kikes, and Retards, Oh My!

Der retardation.

One of the distinguishing characteristics of the ignorant and retarded “movement” is that it gets fixated on particular memes and will repeat these endlessly, regardless of the facts. First, it was the delusion that Quentin Tarantino is a population geneticist and that True Romance is a peer-reviewed scientific publication.  More recently, I suppose that some Type Is breathlessly examined PCA plots of West Eurasian ancestry and noticed the relative proximity of Ashkenazi Jews to Southern European populations.

Der Movement:

ie: I don’t consider relatively unmixed Northern Germanic-Italians and Sicilians that are 90% racial Jew the same race.
Neither do I consider “Iberian” Irish and then the native Briton / “Scots-Welsh” stock that makes up part of the political Irish category the same sub race. Not to mention the purer Nordic lines that run in-between.

Der Science:

See here.

And here.

And also here.

Der Phenotype:

Der Duce.

Note to “movement” – Northern Italians are not “Germanic.” Sicilians are not “90% racial Jew.” Der Movement is 90% retarded. Even the commercially available ancestry tests that are enriched in Northern European parental populations and deficient in the Southern European equivalents are not showing any significant “German” ancestry in Northern Italians or “Jewish” ancestry in Sicilians or other Southern Italians.

Now, let’s consider the reality – as opposed to sweaty ethnic fetishism – carefully.  Europe follows the general paradigm “genes follow geography” as regards the clines observed in the PCA plots much beloved of Nutzis whose lack of scientific understanding rivals that of a race-denying SJWs. Southern Europe fits into this pattern. Thus, Southern Italians are, as expected, shifted more to the Near Eastern direction than are Northern Italians, consistent with deriving a bit more ancestry (mostly ancient) from that direction, as shown here.

Meanwhile, Ashkenazi Jews derive 40-65% of their ancestry from the modern Middle East, 35-60% from Southern Europe, and 15-25% from Eastern Europe (I think that 40-40-20 or 45-40-15 percentage splits seem most reasonable). Those obsessed with PCA plots will remember that the areas of Eastern Europe from which Jews are expected to derive ancestry (e.g., Russia and Poland) are significantly shifted in PCA (to the “northeast”) compared to Southern Europeans (note – these Jews may possibly also derive a small bit of ancestry from German sources as well).

So, what do we have with the Ashkenazim?  We have a group that is a mix of Southern European (SE) and modern Middle Eastern (ME), but with significant Eastern European (EE) admixture shifting them in a more “northeast” direction compared to what one would expect from a simple SE-ME mix. So, the net result is that the Ashkenazim are pulled in the direction of being relatively close to Southern Italians (including Sicilians), Maltese, and other Southern European groups – although, typically, the Jews are still, on average, shifted a bit away from the European groups. Given the tripartite admixture pattern of the Ashkenazim, and the distinctiveness of the Eastern European component, the end result is exactly what one would expect. Only a raving retard would interpret that as “Sicilians (or any other Southern Europeans) are 90% Jewish” (for which no evidence exists whatsoever).  Instead, it is that the EE admixture in the Jews pulls them close enough to the European direction as to make proximity to SEs possible.

And all of that is besides the point that the modern Jewish genepool, and the phenotypic characteristics derived from it, are the consequences of centuries of the endogamy and selective pressures that occured in that community after these admixture events. If you were to mix representatives of today’s SE, ME,and EE populations in proportions similar to the original Ashkenazi formulation, you would not magically get “racial Jews.”  

And do you really believe that Irish sub-types that you think are “different races” are going to significantly differ in genetic composition and racial affinity?  Are you really that stupid? 

One of the tragedies of the Internet is that it empowers individuals with the intelligence of roadkill to believe that they have something useful to contribute to human progress. I suggest that they go back to masturbating over Kemp’s science fiction novel March of the Titans, which is nothing more than a riff off of The Iron Dream.

Speaking of Jewish ancestry.

Sieg Heil!

Based Poland.

The analysis showed that 1.8% of Polish haplotypes may be of Ashkenazi origin…

For those of you who take ancestry testing companies seriously:

Mazel Tov!

“We don’t know who that Jewish person was, but we know it was on his mother’s German line.”

Also see Germany and Poland here.

So much winning!  Who is President again?  By the way, another grand victory for WN 2.0. Greg. Question – if Trump is impeached, indicted, convicted, and sent to prison, will the same speculation be appropriate for him?  He’s no “dandy,” to be sure, but his lard-inflated buttocks may be seen as womanly by other inmates, so who knows?

A Real Case of Intra-European Ethnic Aggression

Real ethnic aggression.

MailOnline went aboard a Norwegian rescue ship that brought 900 migrants to the Sicilian port of Palermo...When the orange Norwegian ship opened its doors, hundreds of West Africans filed ashore and were given sandals, tracksuits and food packages before being loaded onto buses and taken to reception centres known as ‘hot spots’, under police guard…Astonishing footage showed a Norwegian soldier ‘high-fiving’ the new arrivals as they filed off the ship, wrapped in bright orange blankets to keep them warm…‘Since last Thursday, my ship has transported 1,650 migrants here,’ said Torger Brenden, 45, commander of the Siem Pilot, the vessel which ferried the migrants to safety. ‘That is the population of a small town in Norway, brought here by one single ship in one single week – and the migrant season hasn’t even started yet. It is overwhelming.’

Can you imagine if the European ethnicities were reversed? If greasy kebab S. Italian swarthoids were gleefully dumping African migrants into Norway? One would need earplugs to withstand the agonized screeching of Der Movement over such an act of Medish omnidominant ethnic aggression! But this? Move on, move on, there’s nothing to see. Indeed, filthy scum like Desmond Jones will tell us that Italy is 100% ethnically homogeneous, to the ends of time, amen. Indeed, one could productively argue that the migrants are racially equivalent to the natives of Sicily, so no harm no foul.  As Lawrence Murray puzzles over the meaning of “pan-Europeanism” he can ponder why Der Movement has no interest in stories such as this.