O. García et al. Using mitochondrial DNA to test the hypothesis of a European post-glacial human recolonization from the Franco-Cantabrian refuge. Heredity 2010 (AOP), 2011 (in press). doi:10.1038/hdy.2010.
Great work indeed. About mtDNA HV4a I think having demonstrated here, examining the mitochondrial data (FGS) of “NealtheRed” (Downing), who has an Italian mother, and of “Humanist” (an Assyrian whose surname I can’t reveal), that its origin is in Italy. Its expansion is at the level of the Younger Dryas, as I have always said for the masculine counterpart R1b1b2.The paper falsifies the theory of the Cantabrian refuge and underlines, beyond France, the Mediterranean peninsulas. But why don’t say: Italy?