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From: David Faux <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Haplotype "Q" in Shetland Islands, Vikings, and Picts
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 08:09:24 -0700 (PDT)
James et al.:
The Saami are an unlikely source for the Q haplotypes seen in the Northern Isles. Studies such as that of Zerjal et al. (2001) found that N3 (common among Finnish people) predominated, followed by haplogroups I, R1a, and 6% R1b. Q has not been observed in this group - thus despite their apparent Asiatic phenotype, there is no evidence that their Y-DNA is any different from their closest neighbours in Eastern Europe and Western Asia.
"James V. Elliott" <> wrote:
Could the incidence of Haplogroup Q in Norway have its origin among the
Saami? The Saami are of Siberian Asiatic origin. They exhibit other
Asiatic haplogroups - Haplogroup N3, for example - so why not this one, too?
James V. Elliott
Dr. David K. Faux, P.O. Box 192, Seal Beach, CA, 90740, USA
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