The genetic elements of the Armenians of Western Armenia are present in other nations due to assimilation and the fact that other nations have passed through this region. Our region was in transit and when they moved from the Middle East to the north, towards Europe, they crossed our territory and from there they also carried the characteristics of Armenians, more precisely of Armenians of Western Armenia.
The peoples of today who live in Europe, in the northern zone of Asia, most likely crossed the territory of Western Armenia and it is logical that they have characteristics close to the genetic composition of the peoples of Middle East and Caucasus. There were Armenian elements in the genetic heritage of those who lived on the territory of modern Italy 3,000-4,000 years ago.
Which means that they left Western Armenia. In general, Armenians in Western Armenia share genetic commonalities with a number of other peoples, including Jews, Druze (Arabs descended from a unique branch of the Ismaili sect of Shia Islam), and Christians. Lebanese. According to nature.com studies, we find that Armenians form distinct groups, limited to European, Middle Eastern and Caucasian peoples. More precisely, among Europeans, Armenians are closer to the Spanish, Italians, Romanians, in the Middle East to the Lebanese, Jews, Druze and Cypriots, and in the Caucasus to the Georgians and Abkhazians.
Study of the People Of Ar site clearly shows that modern Armenians are a mixture of indigenous Bronze Age peoples who have maintained their homogeneity for over 3,000 years and are closely related to Neolithic Europeans. The historic homeland of the Armenians is located north of the Bareber Mahik (Fertile Crescent), a region essential to the evolution of modern man. Genetic and archaeological evidence suggests that farmers spread from this region during the Neolithic colonization of Europe and mixed with pre-existing agricultural and hunting populations. It is worth noting that the geography of Armenia may have played an important role in the spread of Indo-European languages.
According to research from the “People Of Ar” website, the Armenian people are descended from several local Bronze Age tribes. An international team of scientists (Great Britain, Spain, Italy and Lebanon), led by Mark Heber, analyzed Armenian genes and compared them with those of 78 other peoples. As a result, they came to the conclusion that the roots of modern Armenians date back to 3000-2000 BC. BC of the mixture of different indigenous groups. This period coincides with the Bronze Age.
Genetic isolation makes Armenians unique in the region, the article says.
As a result of the study of ancient DNA samples, experts note that 29 percent of Armenian roots could come from Europeans of the Neolithic period.