thanks, blam. Very interesting. I know this replacement/integration argument has been going on a long time. Your V MT -— is that not the one most commonly found in the (now) Basque areas?
And so where did the modern population come from? Neolithic, I suppose, up the Danube. Then they all turned blonde. Human adaptability is amazing.
I mean to someday send in a sample for DNA testing. I seem to be Highland/lowland Scots/Scots Irish for at least five generations so I don’t think there will be any surprises.
Well, as long as all the milkmen, mailmen, and delivery boys in your old neighborhood were likewise Scotch-Irish...
No, it's 1-2% if I remember correctly.
The 'V's" left the Iberian refuge with the R1b's (male) but arrived in the Finnish region with the (male) haplogroup 'I'.
Some DNA markers seem to indicate that they may have gotten there (Northern Finland) during the Ice Age.
The Skolt Sámi are 52% haplogroup 'V'.
Only 400 people speak the Skolt language today.
The Visigoths ended up there.