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From: "Richard Stevens" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] I2b1a M284+ and Irish Exiles to Iberia
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 20:36:28 -0400
Here's a thought. M222 is believed to have arisen with Niall of the Nine
Hostages in the 4th century and is certainly far more geographically
circumscribed than its immediate ancestor, L21.
So, how much M222+ is showing up in Spain and Portugal, especially in the
regions where this M284+ is found?
M222 is pretty common in Ireland, and the 4th century is long enough ago
that plenty of Irish adventurers in subsequent eras could have born it to
the lands in which they are alleged to have sown their wild oats.
Is it showing up in the right places in sufficient quantities?