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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] R1b Among Native American Men
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 07:35:33 -0600
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Raymond Whritenour wrote:

> Oh? And that percentage was what in 1491?
>
> Doug wrote:
>
> "Raymond Whritenour wrote:
>
> Why would 12% R1b among NA men seem high? It's of course not high
> TODAY. Nobody doubts that. But what is interesting is what it was im
> 1491.
>


That's what we don't know, really: the percentage in 1491. In principle
it is not completely unknowable, but in practice it is.

Doug McDonald


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