Ancient migrations of Homo sapiens as mirrored in epigraphy and modern genetics

Prof. Dr. Pál Fejes
Hungary

Summary: 
Epigraphy is more than simply the science of writing: the deciphering and interpretation of ancient texts may throw light on forgotten events from the remote past. This publication describes the surprising unison of modern genetics and epigraphy. The ancient Eurasian marker, M173, of Homo sapiens is shown correspond exactly to the migration "EESSA-exodus" from north India (in about 44.600 BC). Similarly, in all probability, the gene flow M170 is identical with "AENEAS", another important migration, also from India, which took place in about 19.000 BC. The view is expressed that the interesting distribution of the Eu19 haplotype can be explained by the Sumerian exodus which reached France in the west, populated North-Italy by a particularly important race,the Etruscan, and the Tarim Basin in the east (whicvh might have been at least partly habitable) in the time following the occupation of their homeland around 2000 BC.