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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Viking DNA: - A viking without his longship?
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 08:16:03 -0600
References: <20110123210503.20531@web001.nyc1.bluetie.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110123210503.20531@web001.nyc1.bluetie.com>


On 1/23/2011 8:10 PM, Andrew McEachern wrote:
>>> Some R1a's including some McDonalds, etc. have known descents from the viking Somerled. It was established quite some time ago by Brian Sykes.
>
> Somerled was a viking?

Somerled was most certainly not a Viking. The claim is that his
"classic" Gaelic male "paper" trail had an NPE in it that brought
in R1a, which is claimed to be Viking. It is likely that this
haplotype descends from a Scandinavian R1a root.

Doug


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