I still wonder about the Alps and R1b1b2.
I noticed I a couple low-level Switzerland matches a few years ago. I thought it might really mean something. I had pictured alpine people in the bronze age migrating north to the Isles. Perhaps in the bell-beaker time.
Maybe my thoughts about bell-beaker style coming from the alps at htis time is wrong? and was more wishful thinking , especially after The Archer of Amesbury's isotope test.
I read a little about Switzerland and when i read about the Franks I thought they were a good smoking gun for my swiss matches.
I had heard very little about Italy and R1B1B2 , but i was sure i heard L21 it was found there.
When I learned the Franks Armies conquered northern italy, I got curious about where they came from? I soon learned that they were a conferderation of tribes.
They were a Western Germanic Tribal conederation.
Modern scholars of the Migration Period are in agreement that the Frankish identity emerged at the first half of the 3rd century out of various earlier, smaller Germanic groups, including the Salii, Sicambri, Chamavi, Bructeri, Chatti, Chattuarii, Ampsivarii, Tencteri, Ubii and Batavi, who inhabited the lower Rhine valley between the Zuyder Zee and the river Lahn and extended eastwards as far as the Weser, but were the most densely settled around the IJssel and between the Lippe and the Sieg. The Frankish confederation probably began to coalesce in the 230s.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franks
(so could R1b1b2 males be predent in these tribes above?)