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From: "A DesCartes" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Haplogroups in Slovenia - Why would I1a even be ``Viking``?
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 23:01:17 -0400
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On 8/22/06, Lawrence Mayka <> wrote:
>
> > From: A DesCartes [mailto:]
> > 1) *Denmark* (*overwhelmingly* R1B ) or
> >
> >
> > > 2) *Norway*, which is *predominately* R1B on the seafaring western
> > > coast, which is most populous, and from which ships could
> > even launch.
> >
> >
> > Only *Sweden* has a notable, but not overwhelming, surplus
> > of I1A, and that is concentrated away from the population
> > centers in the south.
>
> Semino's paper quotes other authors in giving percentages of Hg I in
> various
> countries:
>
> http://hpgl.stanford.edu/publications/AJHG_2004_v75_Semino.pdf
> Danish (N=194) 38.7%
> Slovenian (N=55) 38.2% (12.7% I1a, 20.0% I1b)
> Norwegian (N=72) 40.3% (38.9% I1a)
> South Swedish (N=168) 40.5% (35.7% I1a)
> North Swedish (N=57) 26.3% (26.3% I1a)
>
>
>
> The percentages in the test samples above are not balanced for population
> in the given region, which is the one consistency often found with these
> types of reports. Also omitted are historic boundaries / geography in favor
> of generic terms like `North Sweden`, which lumps in a lagrely unpopulated
> wasteland primarily populated by non-european Saami`s to reach a given
> number..I am not saying that is the intent, but it is the effect.


I am not trying to argue with you, but NIU school of Chemical
Sciences estimates 50% of Danes as R1B, a clear majority, I1a at about
30%, so their estimate and Stanfords estimate can battle it out....
www.scs.uiuc.edu/~mcdonald/*World**Haplogroups**Map*s.pdf


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