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DNA study shows Celts are not a unique genetic group

#1  Postby DougC » Mar 18, 2015 7:42 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31905764
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A DNA study of Britons has shown that genetically there is not a unique Celtic group of people in the UK.
According to the data, those of Celtic ancestry in Scotland and Cornwall are more similar to the English than they are to other Celtic groups.
The study also describes distinct genetic differences across the UK, which reflect regional identities.
And it shows that the invading Anglo Saxons did not wipe out the Britons of 1,500 years ago, but mixed with them.
Published in the Journal Nature, the findings emerge from a detailed DNA analysis of 2,000 mostly middle-aged Caucasian people living across the UK.

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#2  Postby Alan B » Mar 18, 2015 8:03 pm

Oh dear! I think we have 'crossed threads'.

Perhaps a merge would be in order?
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#3  Postby NamelessFaceless » Mar 18, 2015 8:07 pm

It doesn't sound like the same study you posted. Regardless, this all sounds very interesting, even if I don't know what the ramifications are.

I had my DNA traced and it said my ancestors came from Wales. Wish it had been more specific than that now, though.
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#4  Postby DougC » Mar 18, 2015 8:09 pm

Alan B wrote:Oh dear! I think we have 'crossed threads'.

Perhaps a merge would be in order?

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#5  Postby Alan B » Mar 18, 2015 8:18 pm

NamelessFaceless wrote:It doesn't sound like the same study you posted. Regardless, this all sounds very interesting, even if I don't know what the ramifications are.

I had my DNA traced and it said my ancestors came from Wales. Wish it had been more specific than that now, though.

I think it is - they both have the same map.
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#6  Postby DougC » Mar 18, 2015 8:20 pm

I think they are the same story.
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#7  Postby The_Piper » Mar 18, 2015 9:02 pm

It's not surprising in the least to me. It's been a long time over there.
Maybe I even have some UKian dna from my Italian ancestry, the Romans. Certainly not from the French side.
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Italy, France, like every other plot of thawed ground on Earth, have it's own rich history of mixing people and stuff, I'm sure.
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#8  Postby Blackadder » Mar 18, 2015 9:31 pm

NamelessFaceless wrote:It doesn't sound like the same study you posted. Regardless, this all sounds very interesting, even if I don't know what the ramifications are.

I had my DNA traced and it said my ancestors came from Wales. Wish it had been more specific than that now, though.


Your ancestors came from Wales and they liked cheese and bacon. There's specific, boyo.
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#9  Postby NamelessFaceless » Mar 18, 2015 9:45 pm

Ahhhh . . . you're right! I do love cheese and bacon! :hungry:
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#10  Postby The_Piper » Mar 18, 2015 10:49 pm

Mine liked pizza and spaghetti. And whatever the hell French people cook. :mrgreen:
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#11  Postby NamelessFaceless » Mar 19, 2015 12:26 am

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#12  Postby Onyx8 » Mar 19, 2015 12:29 am

When people invaded I bet they did a whole bunch of killing of the resident warriors, and a whole bunch of copulating with the resident women.
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#13  Postby Jerome Da Gnome » Mar 19, 2015 12:33 am

Do you think the BBC held the article to fit with the current holiday?
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#14  Postby Briton » Mar 19, 2015 8:42 am

I bet they had a hell of a job getting a DNA donation out of the Tykes.
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