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World exclusive: The origin of the ancient population of Serbia discovered - its not what we thought it was!

Although a large number of samples from different periods of history has been released, from various parts of Europe, and even from some of our neighboring countries, we have not done the analysis of samples from the territory of Serbia so far

In recent years, with the advancement of technology and, consequently, the fast development of population genetics and archaeogenetics, research and understanding of archaeological culture gained a whole new dimension. So we have, for the first time, the exact results of the genetic origin of the Serbs.

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In fact, it is possible today to isolate and analyze genetic material from the skeleton aged up to several tens of thousands of years, and by comparing it with the genetics of modern populations to make a much safer conclusions about the origin, development and movement of prehistoric populations than was possible only with the help of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Although a large number of samples from different periods of history has been released, from various parts of Europe, and even from some of our neighboring countries, we have not done the analysis of samples from the territory of Serbia so far.

A few days ago we finally received and analyzed the results of the first skeleton from the territory of Serbia, and this is probably the most famous of the three archaeological cultures that are related to our premises: Lepenski Vir, Starcevo and Vinca.

Foto: Wikipedia / Myself

Foto: Wikipedia / Myself

According to the study, Serbs carry more than half of the population genetics from the residents of the before Slavic people of Balkans, the rest is derived from the Slavic, German and some other small groups of people, which are different in periods in which they passed through these spaces or inhabited the Balkan.

This has definitely proven that there were thousands of years of continuity of the population in this area.

It was clear before the study, but today we often hear stories that the Serbs are the direct heirs and descendants of the population of Lepenski Vir and Vinca, and that we have been here for thousands of years in this areas, which is simply not true, writes the author of the DNA project Serbian Milan Rajevac.

We all know how "crowded" was this part of the Balkans in recorded history, and what kind of turbulent changes have occurred only in the last 2,000 years, it would be extremely foolish to expect that the population remained unchanged throughout that period.

(Telegraf.co.uk)

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