Tuesday, May 31, 2016

More Quick Hits

* Celtic parts of the U.K. (presumably Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), have more steppe ancestry than Southern and Eastern England proper, presumably because Norman invaders ca. 1066 CE had less steppe ancestry than the pre-existing residents of the U.K.  The residents of English proper also have less steppe ancestry than Anglo-Saxon ancient DNA.  Keep in mind, however, that this is a subtle difference that is discernible only because of a huge sample size (N=113,851) in a generally very homogeneous population.

* 48 ancient genomes from Iron Age to 18th century Finland will be available before year end.

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