In Ancient Eurasian DNA we learn a lot of how we came to be different peoples. Where Eurasians in general are concerned, it seems that our origin was in the Middle East, with some influence from other populations, including on two occasions Neanderthals.
Of course over our history as a species we have done a fair amount of traipsing about, and a fair share of race and species mixing. I’ve forgotten what Larry Niven called it, but apparently sexual diplomacy is rather popular with us.
So consider the elves of the land of Purhep, when and how did the Parchap Elves and the Howgrath Elves separate.? Under what conditions did the latter migrate to the Shirin Coast over the Whelbin Mountains and was the concurrent Haf Glacial as big a factor as some scholars say?
Put it in your own words, modify, and have fun with it.
In Historical Migrations Left Genetic Footprints on the Irish Genome I learned that Ireland’s population consists of a number of populations. I suspect that a number of you know about such peoples as the Firbolg, the Formorians, the Milesians, and the Tuatha, but did you know that genetically speaking they’re still around. And the work done tells me that pursuing connections such as that between the Milesians and the Basque or the Firbolg and the Norse could be profitably pursued.
And keep in mind that what you have here are the latest findings based on the latest work. Anything older you may know is very likely contradicted by these findings.
For those of you into world building and RPGs I hope this inspires you to apply this in your work. For example, to what extent have the Garbal and Shondur Goblins in the Land of Plen affected the genetic landscape, where have they settled for the most part, and to what extent have they had any impact on the Ferdé Goblins of the Ergat Hills?
Have fun with it.
(This post brought to you by the Poughkepsie Elves and the Fresno Society for Mental Meandering.}