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From: ellen Levy <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Celtic Dna
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2005 10:05:32 -0800 (PST)
First, I recommend you review the DNA postings to the
List over the past six months - there have numerous
discussions and debates regarding Celtic and Basque
R1b results. I think you will find this information
Second, to answer your question regarding "generic"
Celtic results: it's probably not particularly
accurate to refer to particular R1b results as
distinctly "Celtic" or "Irish" or "Basque." These
kinds of R1b results are simply indicative of the
Paleolithic/Neolithic inhabitants of western European
and are not restricted to particular "ethnic" groups
like the Irish or Basques. What these results
indicate in terms of early populations migrations is
still a matter of great debate in the archaeological
and DNA research communities.
Third, the distinction you make between Q and P Celtic
is based on linguistic distinctions that may or may
not be relevant to DNA distinctions within these
populations. If there is a significant and defining
difference between Q and P Celtic populations, I'm not
aware of the DNA studies that back this theory up. Do
you have a particular study that you are referring to
for this Cornish/Welsh/Irish DNA distinction?
> Hello all
> My Dna type has come back as Celtic, Irish or
> Basque DNA. I believe this DNA is Q or P Celtic,
> while the Welsh/ Cornish are the other type. In one
> typing, I could be of Scots descent through the
> Irish Dna, BUT, my closest matches ( all two of
> them, 28 of 37 markers, none above that) are Welsh.
> Question, is the " Celtic, Irish" DNA typing just a
> Generic thing for ALL Celts, or could that be broken
> down further... thoughts appreciated.
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