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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA-HG-I] I1a founder
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 08:22:22 -0600
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Subject: [DNA-HG-I] I1a founder
> If the I1a founder was 6000 years ago...where was he?? Britian, Northern
> Europe, Iberia?
> How far back do you count the founder of I1a-AS and where?? How about
> You've looked at my 37 markers previously and noted that my profile fits
> with the Friscia AS's and I too am very interested in determining if my
> ancestors migrated to Britian before or after the Roman Conquest.? How
> much value would extending my test to the 67 marker bring?? Test Code is
> N19891 National Genographic/FTM.? You identified my Haplogroup as
Extending your haplotype will contribute nothing to the specifics of whether
your ancestors migrated to Britain before or after the Roman Conquest, other
than its contribution to better data on and understanding of the clade as a
whole. There is one exception to that: if you are seen to belong to the
I1a-AS1-H subclade of I1a-AS1 then one can probably say that sub-clade's
founder lived in Scotland or northern England.
It seems the questions we ask grow in specificity as fast or faster than the
data accumulates (it now grows very slowly due to fall off in haplotype
upgrades by folks), so answers to those questions don't grow in clarity.