from EdgarCayce Website
Cayce specifically stated that many of these survivors went to North America, Egypt, and the Pyrenees Mountains while a few went to the area of the Gobi. The Basques, who have long inhabited the area of the Pyrenees, are an enigma to researchers.
Archaeologists have consistently speculated that the Basques moved into the region from southwestern Europe between 13,000 B.C. and 8,000 B.C. If this theory is correct, then it would be expected that both modern and ancient Basque DNA would be related to a specific DNA type originating in southwest Europe (which researchers term haplogroup V).
The most frequent haplogroup found was H (at 37.2 percent). This type (H) is the most common mtDNA found in all modern-day European populations. In addition, 9.1 percent of the ancient Basque mtDNA was haplogroup X.
With the focus of their research on testing the hypothesis that haplogroup V moved into the Basque region in the years 13,000 B.C. to 8,000 B.C., the geneticists were forced to conclude that Haplogroup V entered the area after 3,000 B.C. They suggested that, prior to 9,000 B.C., various hunter-gatherer groups occupied the region. These groups included people from the X haplogroup.
The X type is frequently found in modern descendants of the Iroquois and in ancient burials in Iroquois' lands. The X haplogroup has also been identified in the Middle East and, in 2001, it was found in a tribe living in the Altaic Mountains of the Gobi. All of these of course are areas where Cayce specifically stated Atlantean survivors fled in 10,000 B.C.
The Editors of Ancient Mysteries, along with John Van Auken, have hypothesized that the X haplogroup may be the genetic link to the ancient Atlanteans.