The origin of the Slavs quarreled Polish geneticists and archaeologists

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Polish scientists from the University of Copernicus in Bydgoszcz, on DNA analysis proved that the first Slavs settled the territory of Central and Eastern Europe, four thousand years ago.
This completely destroys the concept on which the claim that the Slavs first appeared in Europe only in the Middle Ages. The researchers examined mitochondrial DNA of more than 2.5 thousand of Slav nations, including Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovakia, and Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.
"We are discussing with the archaeologists, who argue that the emergence of Slavs in Europe — it relatively recent period. According to their theory of the Slavs appeared in Europe only in the early Middle Ages. These conclusions are based on analysis of the elements of the material culture of the Slavs. However, genetic analysis disproves this theory. Some of the ancestors of the Slavs could appear in Europe four thousand years ago, "- says one of Polish scientists Tomasz Grzybowski.
Thus, scientists from the University of the Copernican theory tend to autochthonous Slavic appearance, in which the first Slavs appeared in Europe at least the Iron Age and the Bronze Age.
"According to our research, we have found similar components of mitochondrial DNA of the Slavs, who were in Central Europe three thousand years ago," — said the scientist.
The discussions that are going on in the scientific community on this issue, refer to two different planes. Proponents of the first claim, that the Slavs — is a relatively young group. Their conclusions are based on studies of the material culture of peoples. Opponents retort: the culture of the material — this one, and genes — is quite another.
Among Polish scientists many of those who adhere to the theory at the autochthonous origin of the Slavs (Slavs originating from the territory of Poland), also missing and supporters of the theory, which says if the Slavs migrated to Europe from other continents of the globe. To date, no group has so far failed to agree on a single version. However, research scientists from the University of Copernicus could shed new light on an old debate.

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