Source: Uniparental Markers of Contemporary Italian Population Reveals Details on Its Pre-Roman Heritage (Plos One) 2012 A.D. Note: Page 12 of the source. Note: Page 12 of the source. Note: Page 13 of the source. This source confirms that "sub-Saharan" ancestry in the southern regions of Europe predates modern migration, the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and the Roman Empire. This source confirms the black presence in the ancient Mediterranean region. Ancient historians attest to ancient interactions and mixing between southern Europeans, Africans, and ancient near east people. The history aligns with the DNA.