Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Vikings did not replace Orkney population, concludes DNA study

"Their findings, published in the scientific journal Nature, show that just 25 per cent of the Orcadian DNA was of Norwegian origin, showing “clearly that the Norse Viking invasion (9th century) did not simply replace the indigenous Orkney population.”

The study showed that the UK was divided into 17 genetically distinct clusters of people – three of which are in Orkney."

New genetic study of UK shows 10,000 years of immigration and invasions

Britons’ DNA much more German than Norman, Roman or Viking

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