Anonymous asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 5 months ago

How can a person prove that all his ancestors were European?

12 Answers

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    You cannot. Go back 6 generations and there will have to be ancestors that you didn't get ANY DNA from.

    DNA-"ancestry"-tests do NOT find your longdeceased ancestors. They find your (distant) cousins IF their profiles are in the database

  • Joe
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    Come real.....we all know you have some black blood in you.. most everyone does. What are you trying to prove ? Trying to fill out an application for the Republican party ?

  • Joseph
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Probably but why bother? Hitler lost you know.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    take a dna test? very doubtful even then someone would be 100% european , its very rare

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  • 5 months ago

    Nobody can.

    Even Europeans.

    - Paleolithic

    Of course, Europeans originated in Africa like everyone on this planet.

    And if we go back far enough in time, Europeans are also partly Neanderthal.

    - Neolithic

    More recently, Europe has been populated by massive migrations from Western Asia (Caucasus), Central Asia (a vast area from India to Iran) and others.

    - History times,

    Some new intakes from North Africa and Near-East.

    And of course, Europeans have steadily traveled (trade, wars, scholars...) and mated everywhere within Europe.

    The American romantic vision of Europe, therefore, makes no sense.

    "I got my DNA test, and I'm 22 % Irish, 18 % English, 15% German, 12 % French, 6% Spanish, 5 % Jewish..". Even a French or an Irishman is already all of that plus many more!

    How can you seriously trust those tests?

    And yes you are also probably 5 % Native American (because Native is cool) and 1% Senegalese (just to piss supremacist off in case you're "white")

  • 5 months ago

    DNA testing is proof

  • 5 months ago

    They can't. A DNA test from National Geographic will show when his/her ancestors left Africa. Of course, if you only want to go back 10,000 years, a DNA test could show that all the ancestors were European.

  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    All his ancestors? You do realize that you have ancestors that were from present day Africa right? That is pretty common knowledge. About 70 thousand years ago, some Africans moved out of Africa and hybridized with Neanderthals. Those hybrids went on to replace the Neanderthals and others and occupy most of the rest of the world. Nobody has all European ancestry. Even if you were a Neanderthal, if you went back a few more hundred thousand years, you would have non-European ancestors.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    A properly documented family tree is the best evidence. DNA can bring out some surprises that will be hard to explain.

  • 5 months ago

    This cannot be proven because it goes back too far

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