Very exciting article published recently: http://www.medievalists.net/2016/01/19/dna-study-reveals-the-english-are-one-third-anglo-saxon/ The topic of just how much the Anglo-Saxon immigration affected modern British genetics has been a hotly contested one, ever since Merlin pegged the Anglo-Saxon ancestry of England at about 90%. Recent genetic studies looked at the modern population of Britain's DNA and suggested all kinds of things. Some… Continue reading Just how Anglo-Saxon are the English? 38%!
I don't know if you know this, but your DNA, Kyle, has been teaching a lot about history lately. It turns out DNA studies can confirm some of the details about mass migrations recorded in the history books. For instance, the so-called barbarian invasions and all the resulting admixture show up as a lot of… Continue reading Your DNA is teaching us about medieval history! Who knew your DNA was such a brainiac?