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From: "Brian P. Swann" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Tribes of Britain?
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:00:37 -0000
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Perhaps the answer is to read the book "The Tribes of Britain", written by
David Miles and published in 2005.

He was Chief Archaeologist at English Heritage from 1999 to 2004, plus quite
a distinguished previous CV. The book has been quite favourably reviewed.

I sure that Dienekes Blog will take it apart though!


-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Wilcox Lisa
Sent: 15 November 2010 19:59
Subject: Re: [DNA] Tribes of Britain?

Hi Greg--

I question their usefulness as well, largely because of the, er,
enthusiastic debates on this list regarding the accuracy of connecting DNA
data with ancient events and migrations. IS there any such thing as, for
example, a "Celtic signature"?


On Nov 14, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Greg Morris wrote:

> Lisa,
> I did the Tribes of Britain test way back in 2002. It was a 10 marker test
with a signed letter from Dr. Sykes and his staff claiming I was of
Norwegian Viking ancestry. I accepted this for many years, given Sykes
credentials and I just didn't know better at the time. However a couple
years ago when I plugged these markers into the Haplogroup I calculator it
appears like I fit into Dr. Nordtvedt's I1-AS type, most likely I1-AS2. So
no I do not believe that these conclusions are useful in modern genetic
testing. Hope that helped!
> Greg
>> From:
>> Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 17:46:19 -0800
>> To:
>> Subject: [DNA] Tribes of Britain?
>> I've checked the past couple years of the list and found no specific
coverage of this Oxford Ancestors product. Anyone have experience with it?
Are its conclusions useful?

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