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originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: CJCrawley
I remember a National Geographic one where they looked at the west coast of Ireland (Mayo, I think but maybe not) and concluded that a large percentage came from the Iberian penisula, hence confirming the Milesian stories. I think it depends on the motivations of the researchers as to what they will look for.
originally posted by: CJCrawley
I feel frustrated because, once again, we are left guessing about one of the great mysteries of British history - how a Brythonic-speaking country became transformed into an English-speaking one within a few generations.
It's the Dark Ages and we really only have genetic evidence to help us.
originally posted by: dollukka
Interesting Brits are not real Brits after all..
originally posted by: Kandinsky
There was a TV show about English white supremacists with maybe five varieties and classes of them. One was an aristocrat and one was a Cockney comedian affiliated with the NF. The comedian, all curly black hair and 'swarthy,' had an African ancestor from the mid-19th century lol. The aristocrat faired worse. She had Romany gypsy and Berber Arab in her genetics and was not pleased at all.
Both of them queried science and invoked special pleading to hold on to their notions of being 'pure' white.
There's a great chance your own lineage includes Mediterranean ancestry and iirc A-blood groups tend to come from the Med basin with the mixture of North African, Latin and Middle-Eastern families.
originally posted by: [post=19134932]theabsolutetruth
If I was to guess my heritage it would be Scandi / Med, my surname is linked to a Roman general that ruled an area of Spain and there is definite fair but olive skin and mixed blonde /dark/ reddish hair.
I think a mixture is a good thing as long as it works, widening the gene pool etc.
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
I secretly wish all Americans would take DNA tests. It would finally eradicate most of the racism and nationalism, once people saw that there's no such thing as being "pure" blooded. Lol