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New_Englander
10-30-2020, 01:41 PM
Curious to see what peoples' thoughts on the origin and spread of R-ZP91 (R1b-U106-Z18-Z17-Z372-ZP91) are. In particular I am interested in the possible routes of migration to the British Isles (especially to England).

My guess is that it had a North Germanic origin, and distributed primarily from that population. It seems to have some of its strongest showing in Scandinavia today; although it does also have considerable representation in the Low Countries, and along the route of Lombardic migration to Italy. (Please see link)

http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/~mcdonald/genetics/u106-overview-2016.pdf

It seems to date only one ancient DNA sample testing positive for R-ZP91 has been uncovered (as far I am currently aware), that being of an Icelandic man (Sample: VDP-A7) : https://dna-explained.com/2020/09/25/ancient-icelandic-viking-settlers-expand-the-y-dna-tree/?fbclid=IwAR2TgtQpb3mR55Yz6NuizRKehrJ34tOnyC_7mThJ _N0D7t9F3dCO7WPM2y4

New_Englander
01-27-2021, 11:20 PM
Just to update: There is one other ancient sample of R-ZP91, a Lombard found in Szólád, Hungary. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06024-4