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03-20-2015, 03:23 PM
Hi All,

Wanted to post this, although I'm sure you're all aware of it :)

http://www.nature.com/articles/nature14230.epdf?referrer_access_token=WQCDSn7so0s Tk7bEgJfyPNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MiE0_B2kFTYAb64eH_E PxJeiJzg7Mfl6MEBC6p_EUzUl2TurV2pYso8RmPYSTSQGx-jzc5MazCLrzNj5otu9mZU4iCklDuMz2qEMvsG-3bCAsSys5WTjgRoNjGQVi3bJcG7k1O6wuESUw7eLqzG4Tl0O8P vomCEfpvbSPNY1Bvqg%3D%3D&tracking_referrer=www.nature.com

Here's the BBC report:


And finally a very recent explanatory PDF on their research site:


What caught my eye from an L513 viewpoint is the fact there are two distinct Scottish/N Irish groupings: one with N Ireland and West Scotland; one with N Ireland and S Scotland/N England. They considered this noteworthy. I'm sure L513 folks are in that mix. This passage from the PDF interested me, but struck me as a bit too generalistic:

"The split in the Northern Ireland group, one with the Scottish highlands and the other with the lowlands, suggests association with the people of Dalriada and with the Picts, respectively, a separation of clans that existed around 600 AD."

Lots to chew over, I'd love to hear some thoughts.