The new Origin of Albanians Feb 27, 2008 19:49:23 GMT -5
Post by bardhylgjoni on Feb 27, 2008 19:49:23 GMT -5
Lately in Albanian television stations a news was spread from the institut of Genetic's of Albania. Our genes are very close to Nordic people(Germans, Sweeds, Norvegians). The news was met with heavy skepticism from all Albanian sources but the Instituts people were insisting that they had consulted their findings with known European genetist's. They mentioned a name that I don't remember. The Institut's people had presented their theory to an International genetics conference in 1997. The main question that why don't we look like them ,when our genes are so close, they were mentioning as an argument the geografical conditions and some racial mixtures during the course of history. Previously was beleived that Albanians are Mediterranean people and our gene characteristics should be close to Greeks, Italians or other mediterranians. But genetic findings tell, that our differences are great. Since I am not a genetists, the way I understood the news was that, our genes were only 3 points different from the Nordics compared with 17 point difference of Greeks with Nordics. Our gene characteristics were of great difference with Greeks and Italians. Neritan Ceka an well known Albanian archeologist said that they have been aware of that finding and that was not someyhing new. Some others disputed the theory but they were not genetists. The first one to claim Northern heretage of Albanians were Hitler's anthropologists. They noticed that Albanian sculls are very close with that of Nordics. Their theory was thrown away as a nazy tactic to get us cooperate with them. But this one of genetic aproximity can not easily been manipulated and thrown away. The genetists were not saying that we are Germanic race, they were saying that we comfortably genetically fit with Northern races and as a result our origin is from north. Period. The theory has not yet been subject of opponence from foreign sources so we have to wait and see their counter arguments. So we have to be carefull not to take this as 100% true untill the opponence eather approves it or invalidate it. The Instituts people were insisting that their work is scientifically at expected levels. It remains to bee seen. If it is true then the origin of Albanians is solved for good. We are from North as Greeks say about Dorians and Dorians are nothing else than ancient Albanians.