I really have been neglecting this
BBC BBC - History - Blood of the Vikings
is getting rerun
all too often.
tonight with signing.
new industry Goldstein Lab
>> The outlying Scottish isles provided the most conclusive evidence of a Viking presence. In the Northern and Western Isles, as well as in the far north of the Scottish mainland, Norwegian genetic signatures were found. In Shetland and Orkney 60% of the male population had DNA of Norwegian origin, most probably passed on from the Vikings. Here the Y chromosomes of the rest of the population could be identified as similar to those of the Ancient Britons (Celts) - no evidence of an Anglo-Saxon or Danish influx was found.
>>While it's difficult to put an exact figure on it, we can say that as a result of Jim's study, Viking input in Norway was somewhere between 60-100%. This figure does not rule out complete replacement of the indigenous Picts by Vikings - the genocide theory suggested by Brian Smith from his study of place-names.<<
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I came there by ship and hitch hiking from Copenhagen via Tondsberg then Trondheim
dropping in on my way to Solihull