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From: "Steven Bird" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Origins of the British
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 17:31:59 -0400
Any comments from Mr. Oppenheimer about how E3b got to Britain? I promise,
I've already pre-ordered my copy from Amazon, but it won't be here until
Nov. 28 or later.
> >I have read partway through the book and the thesis to the point I have
> > read is that after the late Glacial Maximum, the earliest settlers to
> > repopulate Britain (which includes Ireland and that part of Scotland not
> > still frozen) were R1b people who came from the Iberian refugium.
> > Oppenheimer thinks these, and the mtDNA H1 moved up the Atlantic coast.
> > He places the mtDNA V people in the Basque country primarily and
> > moving into Central Euerope, not primarily into Britain, and he maps
> > several subsequent R1b migrations all over Europe from the Iberian
> > refugium. He does NOT say that the settlers are Basque, only that they
> > came out of that area about 15,000 years ago. Regarding I, he has them
> > in the Balkan refugium and those entering Britain (I1c) between 13,000
> > and 11500 years ago, crossing the steppes of Germany, Poland, France and
> > what is now the low countries and across what was to become the North