Heródoto, etruscos y ADN

Recientes estudios sobre el ADN mitocondrial de habitantes de Murlo (cerca de Siena), revelan su relación con poblaciones de Asia Menor. El origen lidio de los etruscos ya fue mencionado por Heródoto. Mas información aquí.

The Murlo residents’ lineages are quite different
from those of people in other Italian towns. When
placed on a chart of mitochondrial lineages from
Europe and the Near East, the people of Murlo map
closest to Palestinians and Syrians, a team led
by Dr. Torroni and Alessandro Achilli reports in
the April issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics.

In Tuscany as a whole, part of the ancient
Etruscan region of Etruria, the Torroni team
found 11 minor mitochondrial DNA lineages that
occur nowhere else in Europe and are shared only
with Near Eastern people. These findings, the
teams says, “support a direct and rather recent
genetic input from the Near East, a scenario in
agreement with the Lydian origin of the Etruscans.”

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