Sunday, June 03, 2012

Scandinavian DNA in Orkney

In follow-up to my previous post reporting my autosomal SNP genetic results, and that I am ethnically over 87% from Western Europe (and significantly Orcadian), this article reports on the admixture of Pictish-Celtic and Scandinavian genes among the Scottish -

It revealed that equal proportions of Scandinavian males and females settled in Orkney, which they found to have an overall Scandinavian ancestry of approximately 30%.

So, along with my straight-up Viking ancestry which may have originated in Finland, Scandinavian ancestry significantly admixes into my Celtic ancestry through Orkney as well.

The blood of the vikings - Orkney's genetic heritage

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