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From: Charles Hollenbeck <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] R-L21 vs. R-U152
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:44:00 -0700
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On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:45 AM, Alan R <> wrote:

> ...
> The high outlier L21 presence in Norway is puzzling but any number of
> founder effect or elite dominance scenarios are possible to explain this and
> perhaps a stepping stone 'pocket' will be found somewhere like lightly
> tested Denmark (an area usually thought Germanic but that saw major Celtic
> influence and perhaps presence in late prehistory). It is also possible that
> there was simply a founder effect at an earlier date when the sea to Norway
> was crossed by a small group of settlers.
>
Slaving by the Norse during the Viking occupation of Ireland, an Iron Age
event, is a more
likely explanation.


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