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From: Vincent Vizachero <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Age of R1b
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 07:09:39 -0400
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Only the first factor mentioned (variance) can be used to estimate
TMRCA. Not only is it the only factor for which there is a sound
method for generating a quantitative (as opposed to qualitative)
estimate, it is the only factor that can largely be directly
attributed to age. There are many ways to achieve scope and scale,
but only one way to achieve diversity.

VV


On Sep 4, 2008, at 4:46 AM, Dienekes Pontikos wrote:

> There
> are at least three different pieces of evidence that can be used to
> estimate the age of a haplogroup:


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