Quite simply looking at the green dots on the map we have a clear indication of the sea borne distribution of European Bronze Age civilization It could hardly be stronger and better developed. Do not the surprising association with coastal locales on the African coast.
This is one of those 'the evidence must be there' stories and here now is the emerging evidence.
when you propose an attractive conjecture based often on scant evidence, the real test is whether conforming evidence continues to arise and particularly that which is also unexpected and seriously strengthening. This is that and it leads to an evolving DNA pattern that we can expect now to fill up with supportive detail.
Now archeology has target DNA to look for as well..
Rare Genes from History Revisited
For descriptions of all 26 Rare Genes from History, visit the product page.
Rare Genes from History: DNA Consultants’ Next-Generation Ancestry Markers
“Theoretically,” noted Butler in 2009, “all of the alleles (variations) that exist today for a particular STR locus have resulted from only a few ‘founder’ individuals by slowly changing over tens of thousands of years.”
Soon, company research had characterized 26 rare autosomal ancestry markers—tiny, distinctive threads of inheritance that reflected an origin in Africa and expansion and travels through world history. Genes in this new generation of discoveries were named after some distinctive feature associated with the pattern they created in human genetic history–for instance, the Kilimanjaro Gene after its source in Central East Africa. The Thuya, Akhenaten and King Tut genes were named for the royal family of Egypt whose mummies were investigated by Zahi Hawass’ team in 2010.
Distribution map of the Egyptian Gene shows its African origin, partial presence in Coptic populations today (green dots in Egypt) and scattered incidence around the world.