Eastern Europeans.

Altai Mountains (Lake Kucerla)

Altai Mountains (Lake Kucerla) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I received my DNA from Ancestry.Com.  I found out I am 2% undetermined, and 23% Eastern European.  I will start with the 2% undetermined.  A friend, had her DNA tested by both Ancestry.Com and the National Geographic Genome Project.  She told me the 2% is probably Neanderthal.  I always knew I was a big ape, but this is insane.  (Sorry, we know now, Neanderthals were not that stupid, but I couldn’t resist.  I do have the body build and lots of black hair, though.  Haven’t tried to kill any large game with a spear lately).  My friend actually found out she is 1.7% Neanderthal and 1.3% Denisovan (Denisova, have only been know about since March, 2010.  The remains were found in a cave in the Altai Mountains in Central Asia).  That may prove interesting.

OK, enough for the digression.  Twenty-three percent Eastern European in my case probably means Slavic.  Seemingly unusual, because I’ve read (not sure how true it is), most Ashkenazic Jews didn’t mix with the local population.

I’m assuming said Eastern European ancestry is Slavic, but that remains to be seen.


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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4 Responses to Eastern Europeans.

  1. Irene says:

    What, pray tell, is the other 75%?

  2. Libby says:

    So what was the other 75%?

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