Most Recent General Overview Video

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J2b-L283 for Dummies
4/2/2023 J2b-L283 April 2023 Update
2/18/2023 Educated Speculation on J2b-Z638 Subclades Bronze and Iron Age Tribal Affinities and Migrations
2/8/2023 J2b-L283 February 2023 Update
1/7/2023 Three Child Lineages of J2b-FT33373 May Actually Be Grandchildren Through a Common Son
1/5/2023 J2b-YP26 Ionian Sea branch of J2b-Y23094 now confirmed in Sicily
12/15/2022 J2b-L283 Christmas 2022 WGS Upgrade Wish List
12/1/2022 Slavomolisano speaker is J2b-L283 (YouTube)
11/22/2022 Two NGS Tests Recently Ordered for J2b-Y23094 from Sicily (YouTube)
10/25/2022 What we know and what we don’t yet know about the geographic origins of J2b-L283 and its lineages (YouTube)
10/7/2022 J2b-FT33373 an Iron Age Line of J2b-Z1043 with Significant Western Balkans Diversity
10/4/2022 J2b-A28999 First Paraclade of J2b-L283 Established by two Hungarian WGS testers at YSEQ
9/13/2022 What 1100 BCE Velika Gruda sample means for J2b-Z1297 origins
9/3/2022 Six or Seven at one Blow – an A1b1 and J2b-Y33795 Ancestor’s Tale (technical)
9/8/2022 New Branch Below J2b-YP153 Discovered Along with Ancient Iron Age Sample
8/5/2022 J2b-L283 Deeper Origins – West Caucasus as a Distinct Possibility (YouTube)
8/5/2022 Huffman and Kiessling define Bronze Age split in J2b-BY161113
8/5/2022 Rare STR Signature shared by Matheis and Halabi may indicate new lineage below J2b-Z1043
5/18/2022 J2b-L283 Update May 2022 – Phoenician Kerkouane and Late Avar Elite Hungary (YouTube)
J2b-L283 rel freq

Relative frequency map computed by geolocated samples from the YFull YTree v10.05 by Y Heatmap Alpha mapping software.

Note that the current implementation computes relative frequency including both ancient and modern samples:

  • If we were to only count modern samples, J2b-L283 would have a significantly lower relative frequency along the Dalmatian coast.
  • If we were to only count ancient samples, J2b-L283 would have a significantly higher relative frequency along the Dalmatian coast.

J2b-L283 Origins Before Europe

No hard proof yet but circumstantial evidence of our deeper geographic origins somewhere between the Caucasus and western Zagros Mountains raise the possibility of our J2b-L283 ancestors having been speakers of Indo-European languages prior to their migration to the Pannonian Plain and Balkans.

What is at least clear is that the now extinct Illyrian languages are considered to belong to the Indo-European language family, along with Albanian, and that J2b-L283 was one of the dominant haplogroups of the western Balkans and Pannonian Plain for parts of the Bronze and Iron Ages.

8/5/2022 J2b-L283 Deeper Origins – West Caucasus as a Distinct Possibility (YouTube)

J2b-L283 Origins Within Europe

The Early to Middle Bronze Age Cetina culture closely fits the geographic distribution of many J2b-L283 lineages that appear to have originated in the western Balkans and have migrated to Italy, Sicily and the Ionian Sea region.

This paper is very accessible and describes the limited amount of information known so far about the wave / waves of Cetina culture migration emanating from the western Balkans so far deduced from analysis of potsherds:

The Cetina phenomenon across the Adriatic during the 2nd half of the 3rd millennium BC: new data and research perspectives (Gori, Recchia 2017)

All ancient samples from the Cetina culture published in the Southern Arc (Reich, Lazaridis 2022) are J2b-L283.

Ancient Samples Map

J2b-L283 Ancient DNA Map maintained by Flor Veseli