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From: Steven Bird <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Sarmatians and G, J, E3b in Roman Britain
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 16:38:36 -0500
Thanks for your reply. I'm not upset at all! I would like to debate the points of my paper if possible with the list. It helps me to refine my thinking considerably.
I was not actually referring to the Sarmatians in Britain as being part of E3b1a2. Those would most likely be Dacian or Thracian soldiers, who began to arrive in the 1st century with the XX Legio VV as auxiliaries (with Claudius' initial invasion. The Sarmatian cavalry (about 5500 troops altogether, according to Roman military records) were a third century arrival. I am not sure that E3b1a2 will apply to any of them; the G2 scenario is more likely IMO. However, I am not yet prepared to assert that these G2's were in fact due to the Sarmatian troops, just to be clear. My next step will be to extend the hypothesis, if possible, to J2b1s found in Britain; this will undoubtedly turn out to be just as time-consuming as the E3b1a2 analysis.
:-) Maybe by summer?
> From: > To: > Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 20:53:35 +0000> Subject: Re: [DNA] Sarmatians and G, J, E3b in Roman Britain> > Hi Steve,> > I apologize for having not discussed your fine work. I'm at work, and I was writing more than I intended, trying to quickly make a few points. As soon as I sent it, I realized my omission and hoped you would not be upset.>
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