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From: "Lawrence Mayka" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Fennoscandia Biographic Project - Pilot
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 05:19:14 -0600
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My eye is drawn to the 100% cases.

1) All but one of the Lithuanian samples are 100% red. This red then shows
up as admixture in all other Indo-European speakers. Dienekes found this
same Lithuanian "purity" admixed across Europe and Central Asia in his own
runs. It is fully consistent with the traditional linguistic treatment of
Lithuanian as the last bastion of unalloyed Indo-European, but completely
contrary to the naïve conventional view--suggested by the R1a1/N1c1 split in
Lithuanian yDNA--that Lithuanians are a genetic mixture of Indo-Europeans
and Finnics.

2) 4 Orcadian samples differ radically from the rest: they are 100% purple.
This purple is then admixed into other Western Europeans as well as some of
the Slavs. This brings to mind one researcher's claim that Orcadians
genetically contributed to Northern Chinese:

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