Part -1 ~ The Overview
Wikipedia Prof saxx [Public domain] / to D48, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
What do Genevieve von Petzinger, Jean Manco and Alex Shoumatoff all have in common? Contributed to the itinerary of the trip… more people to name and credit – with response.
With the research of Dai and my haplogroups, we are going to remember the ages when those haplogroups first moved into the area and also the meeting of the peoples through the ages.
We have all been here before – just visiting home – one way or another from one time or another and we visit with pedigree collapse in mind:
“…The mathematics of descent has fascinated many people. “If we
could go back and live again in all of our two hundred and fifty million arithmetical ancestors of the eleventh century,” Henry Adams wrote in 1904 of those with Norman-English blood, “we should find ourselves doing many surprising things, but among the rest we should certainly be ploughing most of the fields of the Contentin and Calvados; going to mass in every parish church in Normand y; rendering military service to every lord, spiritual or temporal, in all this region; and helping to build the Abbey Church at MontSaint- Michel.” And, more recently, the sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson has written, “The gene pool from which one modern Briton has emerged spreads over Europe, to North Africa, the Middle East, and beyond. The individual is an evanescent combination of genes drawn from this pool, one whose hereditary material will soon be dissolved back into it.”
The genetic consequences of distant-cousin marriage are negligible. Only “relatively recent consanguinity . . . is pertinent,” Cavalli-Sforza and Bodmer explain in “The Genetics of Human Populations.”…”
So all the peoples are potentially ancestors. If you add to the equation – or subtract from it – also consider David Reich’s work and him showing how the ancestral pool gets smaller and smaller.
And if you really want to find your DNA and the DNA evidence and reach back in time to discover places and peoples to reach back to for visiting homeland tours – then look also to the sites of the other great genealogy and DNA-for-genealogy writers.
But for Ice-Age ancestors and the artists of the neolithic mesolithic eras and more – caves and rock shelters of SW Europe, almost no one in the world will not be at least somewhat of a distant cousin to any who have surviving DNA and if not cousins, then in-laws – almost.
Bordeaux 8:15 PM May 1, 2019
May 2 – we picked up a Enterprise rental and were on our way. The people at the rental car place were great and we got to enjoy an amazing KIA hatchback with a GPS system and handling ability to brag on. Model and GPS type are requested from the company to be sure to credit correctly.
We left our French Rental car in Biaritz, France and we used a transport company to take us from southern France into San Sebastian, Spain. We were picked up by Biaritz Taxi at the rental car company at Biaritz Airport and they dropped us at the door of the car rental in Spain. We picked up a Spanish registered car and then returned it to Madrid Airport at the end of the trip.
The drive from San Sebastian to Trasvilla near Puente Viesgo was just a couple of hours. So all driving we were in Palacio de Trasvilla by evening. The route was amazing seeing the last of the Pyrenees and over the cliffs of the Basque country and then info Cantabria.
Jean Manco’s magnificent list of places and sequenced ancient burials – Find YOUR haplogroups and see where they are and go and visit the region at least.
G2a (G-pf…) and H3k1a and H10a1 and the places and haplogroups are growing all the time but this site although static is our classic and forever guide
Which caves are what and where: Genevieve Von Petzinger’s article and all must read also her great book
Genevieve von Petzinger’s The First Signs
more – coming soonest – winners and disappointments… breakfast lunch and dinner and peanut butter… Spas from the world over… Caves and the artists…
Part two the tour in Spain