1. P

    Most Likely Periods of Entry of R1b-U152 into the British Isles

    I am a part of the Z36 branch of the R1b-U152 Y-Haplogroup, and I'm 99% certain that my paternal ancestry is British in nature. As U152's prevalence in the British Isles is markedly lower than that of S21's or L21's, I've grown curious at how exactly my paternal family would have gotten to...
  2. brimcmike

    Final - The Beaker phenomenon and the genomic transformation of northwest Europe.

    Olalde I, et al. The Beaker phenomenon and the genomic transformation of northwest Europe. Nature. Published online: 21 February 2018. doi:10.1038/nature25738. [Gleaned from the Supplementary Information, and data tables that are behind a pay wall] Iberian Beaker-associated individuals...
  3. Jovialis

    Early Roman Mosaic Flooring Uncovered in Bath

    BATH, ENGLAND—The Bath Echo reports that a small section of mosaic flooring dating to the first century A.D. has been uncovered in the threshold of a room in the Roman bathing complex in Bath. The small, cream-colored tiles were made from local stone. “It shows that right from its inception the...
  4. Jovialis

    Anglo-Saxon Cross from one of the Earliest Christian Burials in Britain

    The 1,300-year-old gold and garnet cross was unearthed at Trumpington Meadows near Cambridge in 2011 on land for a new housing development. The grave is thought to be one of the earliest Christian burials in Britain. The Trumpington Cross, thought to be worth more than £80,000, was donated to...
  5. Jovialis

    The Viking Great Army in England: new dates from the Repton charnel

    Abstract: Archaeological evidence for the Viking Great Army that invaded England in AD 865 is focused particularly on the area around St Wystan's church at Repton in Derbyshire. Large numbers of burials excavated here in the 1980s have been attributed to the overwintering of the Great Army in...
  6. Jovialis

    Julius Caesar's Britain invasion site 'found by archaeologists' The discovery of a defensive ditch and weapons led them to identify Pegwell Bay in Thanet, Kent, as the place they believe the Romans landed. The ditch, in the nearby hamlet of Ebbsfleet, was part of a large fort, the University of Leicester team...
  7. Maciamo

    Revisiting the subclades of Iron Age & Roman Age British R1b samples

    I noticed on Jean Manco's site that new SNPs were available for the Romano-British samples tested by Martiniano 2016 and the Celtic Hinxton genomes tested by Schiffels 2016. The six R1b samples from Roman Britain belonged to: - R1b-L21>DF63 - R1b-L21 (not just L11 as previously reported) -...
  8. B

    BBC's Gladiators: Back from the Dead aka some of the headless Roman gladiators!

    Didn't see the documentary on the possible Gladiators from Eboracum (York, England) listed here! Did you guys see it!?! (Sorry in advance if it was though before!). I am very interested in these guys as I matched two skeletons from this same cemetery - Driffield Terrace in York. I matched...
  9. W

    Causes of group violence in British males ?

    There are several related ideas going around in my head, and so the title is only partially accurate - I am curious as to what scientific reasons there could be for the abundance of violent behaviour amongst British males (And a smaller percentage of females more recently) in public situations...
  10. A

    An ignoramus asks... Britain before R1B

    Hi all, I'm presently writing a book (which may or may not get published) about my local area. While I don't want to dwell on it too much in the text, the genetic origins of those who lived here during the Mesolithic and Neolithic - and Bronze Age, too - is hugely important. And it's giving me...
  11. Maciamo

    K36 Eurogenes K36 admixtures of Hinxton genomes ( Iron Age Britons & Anglo-Saxons)

    The Hinxton genomes were released in October 2014 and I already analysed their admixtures using the Dodecad dv3 and K12b calculators at the time. Here is another look at them using the Eurogenes K36 admixtures instead. It's a good opportunity to see which component of K36 correlate most with...
  12. Oasis

    Politics Which Country Do You Think Will Be The Next To Leave EU?

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  13. Maciamo

    Who reads which newspaper in Britain?

    Britain is one of the world's most class-conscious societies. Contrarily to many other countries though, social classes have little to do with income or jobs. It's a mindset, a way of being and living, something inherited from one's parents and influenced by one's peers. It has more to do with...
  14. Maciamo

    Excavation of Must farm, UK's best bronze age site

    Just found this article on The Guardian: UK's best bronze age site dig ends but analysis will continue for years The site is a 3,000-year old Bronze Age village in Cambridgeshire that was abandoned after it burnt down. They found among others: - two complete spears (with the wooden part) -...
  15. Maciamo

    DNA of Viking rulers of Normandy coming in autumn

    Just saw this in the news: Was Viking ruler Rollo Danish or Norwegian? This means that we should get the Y-DNA haplogroup of the Viking rulers of Normandy, from Rollo to William the Conqueror. Looking forward to it.
  16. R

    What do you think should be the destiny of the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas?

    It has been over 30 years since the Falklands War, and though nobody is shooting now, sabers continue to be rattled on both sides. What do you think should happen to the Falklands, and, if you are willing to explain, why?
  17. N

    Austeravia, Elektriden and E-V22 (corrected)

    A bold hypothesis .... or fiction ? It is a well-known theory of Steve S. Bird that haplogroup E-V13 in Wales and England was partly introduced by the Romans. But what about E-V22? For E-V22 there is made a connection with the Phoenicians. This was an old seafaring people (at their peak from...
  18. N

    Austeravia, Elektriden and E-V22

    A boldhypothesis .... or fiction ?It is awell-known theory of Steve S. Bird that haplogroup E-V13 in Wales and Englandis partly introduced by the Romans. But what about E-V22? For E-V22 there isoften made a connection with the Phoenicians. This was an old seafaring peoplen (at their peak from...
  19. Maciamo

    Genetic history of the British Isles

    I am working on a new page dedicated to the genetic history of the Britain & Ireland. I have almost finished. I had to calculate the regional Y-DNA frequencies and revise all the maps based on the finer resolution that I obtained. Please feel free to provide your feedback and let me know if you...
  20. Maciamo

    Autosomal analysis of the genomes of Iron Age Britons and Anglo-Saxons

    Schiffels et al. (2014) tested two Iron Age Celtic samples and four early medieval Anglo-Saxon samples, all from Hixton in Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, England. The Iron Age Britond lived approximately 2,000 years ago, while the Anglo-Saxon individuals are dated to c. 1,300 years before present...