This blog arose as backup and would-be replacement of my original one at Blogger. As time passed, I never took the step of switching platforms (inertia and what not) and eventually the bulk irregular update I used to perform every several months does not seem to work anymore. So I fear that if you are interested, you will have to check the original one, which to this date is still being updated regularly.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


6 responses to “About

  1. Dimitrios Anastasiadis

    January 1, 2014 at 5:22 pm


    I have seen your are active blogger and up-to-date with new discoveries
    with haplogroups and Archeogenetics.

    I wonder if you can help me with my y-dna and mtdna trying to connect them to anceint civilizations….

    My parental grandparents and maternal grandparents are greeks from Kars, Turkey.

    Y-dna: G L14 and Mtdna: K1a4C

    The information I got from different sources are that the GL14 is connected to the ancient Hattians and later cappadocians and the Laz of south Caucasus.

    The K1a4c is near eastern, north west anatolian native, the Kaska, and later circassians.

    What is your thoughts?

    Thanks in advance, Dimitrios Anastasiadis

    • Maju

      January 1, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      All I can say is, without enough precision for the very specific lineages you mention, is that they both look European Neolithic on first sight. But you’re telling me that your direct ancestors come from Kars (former Armenia) so everything is possible because both have ultimate roots in West Asia in any case and I do not know enough to discern to the level of detail you expect. Either they are remnants of the root of these Neolithic lineages now relatively common in Europe (G2a, K1a) or they went back from Europe at some point, maybe with the Armenian colonization which some deem of Phrygian (Thracian) origin.

      Can’t help you more, sorry.

  2. Dimitrios Anastasiadis

    January 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you for your reply Maju!

  3. mork

    June 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Ancient DNA Analysis of 8000 B.C. Near Eastern Farmers Supports an Early Neolithic Pioneer Maritime Colonization of Mainland Europe through Cyprus and the Aegean Islands

    Interesting publication.

  4. Vlad

    July 6, 2015 at 1:03 am

    Maju, you seem a very smart guy. But for the love of god, you can’t say Germany wants to make a colony out of Greece. Greece as it is cannot create enough added value to compete in the markets, so in a way they will always be a 3rd tier country, but that’s fine, it’s in their power to become better, but that will require A LOT of work.

    I don’t see you arguing about their internal issues though, I don’t agree with the fact that the low income people should pay for this debt especially as greek leaders were the ones who actually benefited from all this garbage that’s going on and I didn’t hear so far about shaving their wealth in any way, which they should big time.

    Don’t be populist please, be fair, and don’t bring WWII into the discussion, I don’t think it’s very relevant.

    • Maju

      July 6, 2015 at 10:42 am

      However Germany has been saying since day one of the Greek debt crisis that they “want Corfú” or, in practical terms whatever else they can grab from the public wealth (public companies, etc.)

      However Germany allows Mario Draghi who is the true culprit of the Greek debt fraud and spiral to control our common ECB key monetary tool. Draghi used to be the vice-president for Europe when his company very actively participated in the falsification (and amplification) of Greek debt, causing the current problems.

      However Germany managed, through those debt accumulation mechanisms, to sell tanks to greece in amounts that are surrealistic: Greece now has as many tanks as Germany, France and Italy together and all them are German. This last is a good example of neo-colonialism.

      The debt that Germany has with Greece since WWII and has never been paid is no minor matter in all this issue of neo-colonialism and double standards. It underlines the hypocrisy of Germany, who: (1) won’t pay its own debts and reparations (except to the Zionist bastard brainchild of Hitler apparently), (2) demand the lives of Greek citizens in order to pay the Draghi-engineered debt and the many German tanks bought with it, in order to save their stupidly rigid euro currency, and above everything in order to save the ass of the German big capital.

      You talk about the hypocrisy of certain “Greek leaders”. May I remind you that those leaders are not anymore in power and that actually Germany is maneuvering to restore them in power (and failing) and actively attacking the new leadership that wants to start anew, radically reforming both the Greek economy and debt. In any case Germany and the Troika are doing all they can to make not the oligarchs but the common people pay for all these macabre scams. And they do that not just in Greece but also in Spain and in Germany itself. The problem is not in the current Greek leadership (they could be a bit more radical IMO but they are honest and have common sense) but in the German leadership in fact (both CDU-CSU and SPD). Of course it’s not just Germany but the whole Eurosclerosis system of bootlicking lackeys of the Bankster Mafia, but Greece at least has awaken. The rest of Europe is still sleep-walking to the cliff and negotiating in secret new treaties that further undermine democracy and human rights in favor of the big corporations.

      Anyhow: please read my actual political blog (this one is on anthropology and is not active anymore):

      My still somewhat active version of this anthropology blog:


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