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For the Irish, the closest DNA match is with the Basques

Artist's depiction of Celts. PICASA 3.0
The US-based online publication Irish Central, dedicated to the Irish all over the world, has brought back an article on the Basque roots of...

In Sardinia, the largest genetic heritage is from the “first Europeans”,...

Il gruppo musicale Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei
This article was translated by John R. Bopp Paolo Virtuani in the Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera has just written that on Sardinia, the oldest DNA...

The Basque shepherd dog, a very old and intelligent breed (a...

Perro Pastor Vasco
This article was translated by John R. Bopp A while back, we blogged about this race of dogs.  We’re doing so again today because of an...

The survival of the Basque language: can it be explained by...

Restos arqueológicos excavados en Portugal, de los cuales los investigadores han extraído ADN (Rui Parreira)
This article was translated by John R. Bopp This is what was insinuated by the authors of a study published on Thursday in PLOS Genetics and...

The oldest map in Western Europe discovered in a cave in...

Explicacion del mapa más antiguo de Europa encontrado en una cueva de Navarra
We’d like to bring to you today a piece of news that was published before this blog existed, but which we think is extraordinarily...

Basques are from “the day before yesterday”, or science and populism

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Imágen de una de las zonas de excavacion de Atapuerca
This article was translated by John R. Bopp Note: a few days after writing this, we couldn’t resist bringing back a story on another article in...

The Basques make up “the great exception to all the laws...

There are times when we are completely taken aback by our complete ignorance (that of those writing here) of fundamental aspects of our culture...

The Basque paradigm: the debate about Basque specificity is over

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This article was translated by John R. Bopp Basques don’t have any relevant genetic differences with Spaniards.  That’s what was published just over two years ago...

The Basques, a people with more than 15,000 years of history,...

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Una vista del Valle del Batzan (Euskadi) donde se han encontrado relaciones genéticas directas entre sus pobladores actuales y los de hace 15.000 años
This article was translated by John R. Bopp Today, we’re going to make one of those exceptions we like so much.  We’re going to break our...