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Adrian Stevenson
08-12-2017, 08:37 AM
As usual the "Viking" bit makes the headline.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/aug/11/ive-got-some-viking-surprising-results-of-dna-test-on-english-villagers

Cheers, Ade.

Cascio
08-12-2017, 09:42 AM
Why should a village as far west as Gloucestershire be Anglo-Saxon?

Tolan
08-12-2017, 09:49 AM
As often, the conclusions of the results are wrong!
When will they realize that some of our DNA has not mutated for thousands of years? And that it is normal to have correspondence with several regions of Europe, without having any connection for more than 10 000 years!

And I have no confidence in cousins detected by DNA.
I have more than a thousand on 23andMe and none are genealogical cousins

Jean M
08-12-2017, 12:39 PM
Someone has already ranted here: http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?11656-Bledington-and-pseudoscience&highlight=Bledington

JohnHowellsTyrfro
08-12-2017, 12:39 PM
Why should a village as far west as Gloucestershire be Anglo-Saxon?

It is an Anglo Saxon area which went up to the Welsh Border, but not entirely Anglo Saxon of course and probably one of the least Anglo Saxon areas of England
This sort of article really winds me up - I mean the definition of "English", like it's some amazing surprise that the English are made up of all the population groups who migrated there. John

JohnHowellsTyrfro
08-12-2017, 12:40 PM
Someone has already ranted here: http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?11656-Bledington-and-pseudoscience&highlight=Bledington

Sorry I missed that rant before I had mine, but I needed it. :) John

Nqp15hhu
08-14-2017, 10:08 AM
This again pinpoints to my opinion that the GB results don't really mean GB but a sort of old English.