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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Irish Surnames Report from Trinity College Dublin team
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 14:34:03 -0600
David Wilson wrote:
> Just published in AJHG. Abstract here:
> The full file can be seen at the link in my previous email. There is an
> excellent map of Ireland showing haplotype density.
> My summary of their article: What we have been calling the "Irish" variety
> of R1b on this list is called the Irish Modal Haplotype (IMH) by the
> authors. They associate the pattern with the Ui Neill (Descendants of
> Niall), semi-historical and semi-legendary kings of Ireland beginning some
> 1500 years ago.
> This would mean that 25/11/14 R1b is quite a bit younger than I had been
> thinking. In previous posts I had expressed the opinion that it would have
> begun to diverge from mainstream R1b some three to five thousand years ago.
And one notes that they seem to be using the 0.0007 mutation rate,
so in fact it would be two to three times more recent.
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