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From: Greg Morris <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Tribes of Britain?
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 03:51:56 +0000
Dr. Bodmer released preliminary results of his British Isles genetic project a few years ago in a book (and DVD) called Face of Britain.
He does seem to think that there are genetic signatures mostly in the autosomal DNA that can be used to separate a few of the different groups that have invaded and settled on the island. I imagine we should be seeing the final results here shortly.
> Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:59:28 -0800
> 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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