Thursday, 30 September 2010

Ancient Britons

From National Geographic News
July 19, 2005

Despite invasions by Saxons, Romans, Vikings, Normans, and others, the genetic makeup of today's white Britons is much the same as it was 12,000 ago, a new book claims.

In The Tribes of Britain, archaeologist David Miles says around 80 percent of the genetic characteristics of most white Britons have been passed down from a few thousand Ice Age hunters.

Miles, research fellow at the Institute of Archaeology in Oxford, England, says recent genetic and archaeological evidence puts a new perspective on the history of the British people.

"There's been a lot of arguing over the last ten years, but it's now more or less agreed that about 80 percent of Britons' genes come from hunter-gatherers who came in immediately after the Ice Age," Miles said.

These nomadic tribes people followed herds of reindeer and wild horses northward to Britain as the climate warmed.

"Numbers were probably quite small—just a few thousand people," Miles added.

These earliest settlers were later cut off as rising sea levels isolated Britain from mainland Europe.

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Hat tip: Runic

Note: 12,000 years is 11,100 years longer than the Maoris of New Zealand required to be granted the status of indigenous people


misterfox said...

I wonder who these researchers are DNA testing to get these results. There are many here now without any history here and no allegiance to our ways.
Progressives like to pretend they re assimilating to us but the truth is our people are assimilating to them. This is one mode of behaviour they have brought with them -

Anonymous said...

What's sad is that immigration will have a bigger effect on the English genepool than all those waves of attacks.