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Subject: Re: [DNA] if there is a point to this indigenous discussion
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 17:58:55 EDT
Ken has pointedly refererenced this paper recently& at the risk of repeating
a bit, I had studied this data & posted several months ago that I had some
graphs of the I1a, R1a, R1b & other data from the paper (data was emailed to
Ken & me on our request), on my website's DNA Results/Analysis page. The
graphs illustrate the north to south clines of I1a, among other patterns.
These "indigenous" threads are becoming getting diffuse, but I've been
following them, because I'm interested for the reasons that Ellen recently stated.
There's value in them, tho I agree that we're probably excessively nit-picki
ng the definition of basic terms, e.g. "indigenous". However, if we don't
agree on the definitions for basic terms/concepts, it's possible to debate
endlessly w/o ever resolving any issues.
In a message dated 6/25/2005 2:30:25 PM Pacific Standard Time,
I think the evidence is clear that the AngloSaxons and Vikings of the
"Danelaw" had a large demographic effect on the English populations. The
Norwegian Vikings elsewhere less so except in a few concentrated areas. The
evidence is mainly the percentages of the R1a and I1a haplotype varieties
(and perhaps Northern variety of I1c) which are now present in various
regions of the British Isles. The "Isles I1c" could have been in the the
British Isles from a much earlier time; this question has to be investigated
more completely when the databases permit. Read the Capelli paper for one
summary of the evidence as it was some time ago.
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