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To: blam
I had my DNA checked by these folks. My yDNA is R1b and my mtDNA is 'V'.

So, you are typically British/NW European stock.

Both R1b and V come from the Basque area Franco-Iberian ice age refuge after the last glacial maximum, V beginning around 16k year ago and spreading north along the coast from the southern refuge after the LGM. V is not as common as the H haplogroup but R1b has about 90% frequency in the Basque region and spread from the southern refuge about the same time.

All of this is from "The Origins of the British" by Stephen Oppenheimer, part of my current reading list.

33 posted on 03/27/2008 7:37:40 PM PDT by seowulf
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To: seowulf
"All of this is from "The Origins of the British" by Stephen Oppenheimer, part of my current reading list."

Thanks. I know all that, lol. I read Oppenheimer's book a couple years ago along with Bryan Syke's book Saxons, Vikings And Celts.

IMO, Oppenheimer's book is much better than Sykes' book.

BTW, 52% of the Skolt Sami are haplogroup 'V'....other Sami groups are U5b.

36 posted on 03/27/2008 8:28:23 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: seowulf

18,000 Year Ago

12,000 Years Ago

37 posted on 03/27/2008 8:37:25 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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