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E-V13 (E1b1b1a1b1a) Balkan/Swiss/UK

This is a Geographic Project based on E-V13 men - Balkans to the UK
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Updated 7 Jan 2016

To see a better map (than that in the banner), of the distribution of the E-V13 sub clade of this haplogroup, go to   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_E-V68

Current population genetics suggests, that E1b1b1a evolved some 22,500 years ago in the Middle East. A subset, E-V13 (E1b1b1a1b*) individuals migrated from the Middle East and Western Asia into the Balkans around 4500 years ago (Balkan Bronze Age). The "Balkan Bronze Age Theory " became a true competitor to the previous theory (Neolithic Expansion Theory), which suggested that E-V13 slowly spread from the Middle East up and West to slowly expand throughout Europe. While the case number is very small a recent publication suggests that human EV13 positive remains have been found in Spain dating as far back as 7000 years (Marie Lacan et al). If substantiated the Bronze Age Theory may at least have to be modified and the Neolithic Expansionists gain ground, again. The search continues ...

Today, the highest concentrations of E-V13 in Europe can be found in Kosovo with about 45 %. E-V13 varies in other Balkan regions between 5 and 25 %. In Germany and England E-V13 is rare (3-5% of the male population).
There is evidence to suggest (Byrd et. al, 2007) that the E-V13 connection between the Balkans and England is based on Balkan (in case of England Thracian) auxiliary troops with the Roman Army, who were stationed in England following 150 AD.
This project attempts to establish such a connection for SouthWest Germany.

Consequently, this project serves as  gathering place for E V13 positive individuals with a ancestorial line linking them to the following 4 regions
- Southwest of Germany (formerly Baden, today Baden-Württemberg, more specifically Hegau)
- Northwest of Switzerland (Aargau, Thurgau)
- Southern part of England
- Balkans (Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herz., Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria)

In her latest publication, Jean Manco writes in 'Blood of the Celts' on pages 44 & 45, that the first appearance of E-V13 (according to Lacan 2011) was dated to 5000BC and found in the Avellaner Cave in Spain.

The E-V13 lineage is undergoing transformation - the frequent discoveries via Chromo2 and the Big Y and the Citizen Scientists, means there is something of a moving feast as the SNPs are discovered. 

Please see the <Results> tab for the current E-V35 and the E-V13 tree.  Contact Gail directly at  riddelldna@gmail.com 
if you want the "top-down approach" for everything under M35. 

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