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Jean M
01-19-2016, 08:16 PM
The first published ancient Y-DNA from an Anglo-Saxon is I1-S107 (equivalent to M253).

See Martiniano, R. et al (2016), Genomic signals of migration and continuity in Britain before the Anglo-Saxons, Nature Communications, 7: 10326.

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160119/ncomms10326/full/ncomms10326.html

Anglecynn
01-19-2016, 08:36 PM
Interesting article. Imo is consistent with a middle-of-the-road mass movement/invasion but no massive replacement, which sits the best overall archaeologically speaking as well i feel. Unsurprising though but glad to finally read it. :)

Interesting to have direct evidence of a Middle-easterner in Roman Britain as well, and of course a much more recent I1 aDNA.

ADW_1981
01-19-2016, 08:52 PM
Mutations for blonde hair, blue eyes, and lactase persistence.