Skip to comments.DNA Test Can Detect Picts' Descendants
Posted on 08/14/2006 6:17:14 PM PDT by blam
DNA test can detect Picts' descendants
By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent
A geneticist has created a DNA test for "Scottishness" that will tell people whether they are direct descendants of the Picts.
The test, expected to cost about £130, checks a sample of saliva against 27 genetic markers linked to some of the earliest inhabitants of Scotland.
Dr Jim Wilson, of the public health sciences department at Edinburgh University, said: "We started this work a few years ago, looking at the Norse component, and we proved that a large proportion of people on Orkney are descended from Vikings.
"Now the markers have moved on massively and we have discovered that we can trace back the component of the indigenous Picts by looking at the unique grouping of their Y-chromosome. We believe that this would have been found only in Scotland."
Scientists were able to isolate the unique Pictish DNA strands from 1,000-year-old bone fragments found in ancient burial grounds
I didn't pict my ancestors.
No, no, being Scotish, I have realized that the test is, if you hagel for a lower fee your Scotish!!
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This thread is useless without Picts
This sad little lizard told me that he was a brontosaurus on his mother's side.
I did not laugh; people who boast of ancestry often have little else to sustain them.
Humoring them costs nothing and adds to happiness in a world in which happiness is always in short supply.
Several small furry creatures grooving together in a cave with a pict.
What I'd like to know is how they separate the Pict DNA from the several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a Pict......
May I boast of my descendants without being scooped up into the pile of bores?
I feel a sudden need for a dram & a sporn. Och!
This thread is useless without Picts.
Were the Picts Celts? Were William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Highlanders or Lowlanders? And did the English dislike Lowlanders or just Highlanders?
Were the Picts indigenous? The British Isles seem to have gotten wave after wave of peoples from the mainland (Iberia, Celts, Romans, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Vikings, Norman French, Poles, etc.).