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From: "Kenneth Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: [yDNAhgI] less than brave prediction
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:37:07 -0600
Apparently the alpine “ice man”, roughly 5000 years old, will have his ydna haplogroup or maybe even haplotype revealed in a couple weeks.
One less than brave soul on another forum predicted maybe I2 (or G). By itself, with no further downstream designations, that’s not too brave. I2 began to break up into distinct branch lines 20,000 years ago. By 5000 years ago I see about 20 separate and distinct haplogroups or clades of I2....... Maybe a braver prediction should be made?
Anyway, this should be an interesting announcement. Let us hope the academics do not continue to be satisfied with mini-haplotypes and they measured as many y STRs as possible, and that they measured as many possible downstream y snps that the hobbyist community has dropped into their lap as well. But the inertia of academia is huge; so I’m not expecting too much, although I hope I’m pleasantly surprised.
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