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From: "Gary Rea" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Celtic haplogroups
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 17:12:38 -0600
References: <000b01c3a3cf$9a0ce540$7920af3f@failte>

Hmmm....interesting. I have traditional documentation of my Scots-Irish
heritage, but, according to your allele values for DYS390 and DYS391, I'd be
something other than "Celtic," which I find difficult to believe. My
alleles, respectively, are 26 at DYS390 (two steps off) and 10 at DYS391
(one step off). If that makes me "AMH 1.15+," then what does that mean,
exactly? What is AMH 1.15+, anyway?

By the way, not to nitpick, but a light-year is a unit of distance, not time
(the distance light travels in the vacuum of space in a year's time).

Gary Rea
Project Administrator
Rea Surname DNA Project

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barra McCain" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Celtic haplogroups

> Respectfully.... Mr Tweedy wades into the muck...
> Before any stones do be chunked my way, do keep in mind I am the
> Alas, to my wretchedly poor brain, the Celtic Haplotype group is very
> simple, Rb1. As I plough through the research documents, this is the
> consensus... i.e. Celtic is simply Rb1, and the core of this would be the
> Atlantic Modal Haplotype.
> Keep in mind, to some people the word Celt is political However with me
> is not. A lot of this stew is one of semantics and paradigms.
> Back several Light-Years ago when I was getting a degree (with honours) in
> history some upstarts had said the large Celtic invasions never happened,
> that Insular and Atlantic based Celtic people, culture, society, etc.,
> 'developed from the Proto-Celtic populations. At the time this was
> but now we know from DNA research this is spot on the target. BTW... this
> is also what the Romans believed in their day. Proto Celts to Celts...
> to Irish, Welsh, Cornish, etc.
> While there was a movement of tribes and transfer of culture and language,
> basically the indigenous Proto-Celtic became what we now know as Cymraeg
> Gaelic Celts.
> So Rb1 is the 'Celtic' pattern. I am working from memory, but if my
> beatha altered grey matter is sequencing correctly, I the certain loci are
> important to the Atlantic Modal type.... i.e.
> 388...12
> 393...13
> 392...13
> 19....14
> 390...24
> 391...11
> one mutation off this makes you AMH 1.15+
> Be advised, the term Celt is also political. The guilty parties will, to
> keep the blessed peace, be nameless here. TBut, there are some people
> froth at the mouth at the thought of a Celtic haplotype, preferring to
> the term Celtic in the linguistics box. I consider this literally insane.
> Flat world stuff.
> 'Celt' has always had an ethnic, folkway, genetic (blood lines), meaning
> outside of linguistics, even to the Romans and Greeks it did. In any case
> most Rb1 types had their ethno-genesis in their long Celtic speaking
> epoch... so that pretty much settles it.
> The poor Mr Tweedy
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