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Subject: RE: Re: [DNA] R1b in Norway - Role of British Slaves
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 15:45:23 -0400
I'm not disputing the bringing of slaves to Norway. That did happen. But, to claim it is largely
responsible for Norway's R1b population seems unrealistic.
I'm not sure how genetics proves your case. Perhaps there's something I don't know. I've seen nothing
> From: "Mark MacDonald" <>
> Date: 2005/06/07 Tue PM 03:43:32 EDT
> Subject: RE: Re: [DNA] R1b in Norway - Role of British Slaves
> But we know from both the histories and the genetics that they did bring
> them back. The issues were of sufficient frequency that they were covered
> by various parts of Viking law. For example, the sons born of a free male
> and a slave woman were entitled to inherit equally with the sons of noble
> wives. The Jarls of Orkney were descended from a british female slave.
> Mark MacDonald