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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...

The people of Antioquia, Colombia are not “as Basque” as they...

Vista del Departamento  de Antioquia
We've had the pleasure of discussing the Colombian department of Antioquia an its very active Centro Vasco on numerous occasions.  Today, we get to again because...

The “Basque influence” on the prehistory of Easter Island

This article was translated by John R. Bopp A while back, we blogged about the story of the king of the Moluku Islands who, in the...

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...

From Texas: The Soul of San Sebastian Described in an Extraordinary...

J.C. Reid en San Sebastián
This article was translated by John R. Bopp We first met J.C. Reid at the beginning of 2013 thanks to his amazing article on Bilbao on...

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...