Genetically Italian Iron Age Balkans

February 8, 2022

The Anthrogenica member who made the genetic distance maps showing that Ancient Greeks and Romans were identical to Modern Italians did the same thing with Iron Age (pre-Slavic) Balkan samples, confirming that they were also genetically similar, with "Croatians" in the north being more Northern Italian-like and "Bulgarians" in the south being more Southern Italian (and Greek)-like. This is indigenous Southeastern European ancestry combining Neolithic Farmers and Bronze Age Indo-Europeans, which is clearly the same ancestry that's still in Italy today.

Iron Age Croatia:

Iron Age Bulgaria: