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Meta-Ethnicity: Slavic/Turkic Ethnicity: Mostly Russian Country: Ukraine Ancestry: East Slavic + some ancient Altaic roots Taxonomy: North Pontid+ Baltid Politics: God save the Tsar Religion: Eastern Orthodoxy Relationship Status: In a relationship with eternity... Hero: Yeshua haMashiach, Alexander Nevsky, Dmitry Donskoy, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Peter the Great Philosophy: Eurasian
This admixture seems to have originated around the Caucasus and the Iranian plateau. It was absent in Neolithic European farmers, but starts appearing at low frequency in Chalcolithic farmers in the Balkans and Central Europe (including Ötzi the Iceman). Most of it was probably propagated to southern Europeby by Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age expansions from the Middle East, including the Minoan Greeks and the Etruscans, then again later by migrations from the Near East to Southeast Europe within the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Some of it would have been spread by the Romans around western Europe. Note the resemblance with the distribution of Y-DNA haplogroup J2. arktos.boards.net/thread/716/haplogroup-m172 Information from EUpedia.
Distribution of the West Asian admixture in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa: