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Subject: [DNA] Re: Celtic Haplogroups
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 16:41:50 EST


In a message dated 11/5/2003 4:15:51 PM Eastern Standard Time,
writes:

> What you did not note is that R1b is also found at a relatively high
> frequency in, for example, Norway - definitely not Celtic. Therefore we can expect
> that approximately 20% of Norwegian Vikings carried a R1b haplotype to the
> lands they invaded. Therefore a R1b haplotype in Ireland does not guarantee a
> Y chromosome Celtic heritage, only that the odds are in favour of this
> interpretation.
>
But, didn't the Viking raiders often take captives after sacking an Irish
seacoast village? Some certainly were male children who grew up in Norway, thus
the presence of R1b there today.

Len


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