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From: "Greg W. Moore" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Basics on Ethnic Groups - Celts, Scots, Picts
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 08:11:39 -0700 (PDT)
Not in the case of Scotland since in the past cebturies there was no single, uniform country of Scotland - there were two countries actually, both culturally, linguistically, and ethnically, roughly. The Highland Scotland was predominantly Gaelic with the Pictish and Viking admixtures and with the Gaelic culture, language, religion (Celtic, Catholic, Episcopalian) while the Lowland Scotland was a strong mix of the Anglo-Saxons, Normans, Britons, Picts, Romans, and Gaels too and with the Scots language, Anglo-Saxon culture and Presbyterian religion. I think that when the Highlanders mostly left Scotland its ethnic composition got very much "distorted". I think that a representative sample of those Highlanders would only be possible to obtain abroad in the places where they did mix very much with the "locals" - may be in Nova Scotia, New Zealand, etc.
Ken Nordtvedt <> wrote:
When the people emigrated they did not know there haplogroup. Those left behind would have the same percentage of different haplogroups as those who left (stayed..??)
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