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Think you are related to 10th century Vikings? Yeah, just like everyone else.

Discussion in 'Other Chatter' started by demographic, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. sandbender

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    I have been entertained by that program in the past, I'll check it out, thanks.
     
  2. Tor helge

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    I think the shetlanders are pretty much entire viking ? They reccon 25% of people on earth have a link to gengis kahn, now thats a genetic endowment.
     
  4. sandbender

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    You might have more call to think you were descended from Vikings. :)

    I watched a program some years back where they took four unrelated chaps from London and tested there DNA to work out how far back they had a common 'male' ancestor.

    They were a white bloke, a black bloke, a chap whose recent ancestors came from the Indian subcontinent and a chap with Japanese ancestry.

    White bloke and black bloke had a common ancestor five hundred years ago, white bloke, black bloke and Japanese bloke had a common ancestor twenty thousand years ago and all four had a common ancestor thirty thousand years ago.

    As we say in Scotland "we are all Jock Tamson's Bairns" (of one family).

    :)
     
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    I'm a Roman Centurion.
     

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