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From: Shane <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Celtic haplogroups
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 09:38:22 -0600
What a convoluted thread this has become. I think the genesis of the problem
lies with whoever first ascribed ethnic labels to the basic three
haplogroups and the willingness of a testing company to market such
nonsense. My take on it is this, you can pretty much call R1b anything you
want, pick a period and location. 800BC AustriaHallstatt culture Celtic.
50BC FranceGaulish Celtic. 500AD northern FranceFrank. 800AD
NorwayViking. On and on.
If you really want to know what your R1b score means in terms of culture and
ethnicity, you have to tie it to a specific location and time. It is not
only possible to be of many ethnic groups, but likely.
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