Thracian/Bessi I-Y13338

FTDNA Thracian/Bessi I-Y13338
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Bessi was general name of all Thracian tribes around Rhodope Mountains during the Roman Empire. Romans have used name "Bessi" to describe all subgroups of Thracians in Rhodope such as "Dii,Satrae,Maedi..etc." Herodotus described them as a sort of priestly-caste among the Satrae, the Bessi being interpreters of the prophetic utterances given by a priestess in an oracular shrine of Dionysus located on a mountain-top (Perperikon in Eastern Rhodopes). Thracians are anthropologically Dinaric and Dinaro-Nordic people. And these people were distinguished by their cremation techniques which is related to Unetice and Urnfield Cultures of Central Europe. Thracian migration to Rhodope Mountains started around 1200 BC. Alternatively these people were called as "Mountain Tribes" by other tribes(Greeks, Bulgars, Turks etc..)

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Discussions and Blogs:

Extremely Early L161 (2 Oct 2015) "BigY for an extremely early L161 branch is reported out"
Extremely Early L161 (3 Oct 2015) "The Thracian BigY novel variants put him on a very isolated branch all by 

Links to new I-L161 draft tree "Based on distinctive STR markers I think a family from southern Iraq, a family from central Germany, and a family from Cuba also belong to I-Y13338 and they all seem to be closer to the Polish family than to the Thracian group."

Links to new I-L161 draft tree "The Polish/German branch is slightly more closely related to the Thracian branch, and the Iraq branch more distant, but all three known branches diverged at approximately the same time, around 4000 years ago."