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Sunday, September 23, 2007

The R1b1c10 (S28) Although sample sizes are relatively small, it appears to reach a maximum in Alpine Germany and Switzerland.

3) Genetics, Archaeology, Isotope Analysis, Linguistic and Historical Data and the Danes in England: In England to date one S28 - R1b1c10 has roots in Kent which may reflect Jutish ancestry from Anglo - Saxon times. All the other customers of Ethnoancestry whose genetic marker on the Y-chromosome are S28+ can trace their ancestry to the Danelaw of Eastern England. The haplotypes are highlly variable. The only consistency is inconsistency (likely due to the great age of the marker). A research sample for a village in Norfolk has zero S28 - but there are no Scandinavian town names anywhere in the vicinity. There are no Scots or Irish with this marker yet located. Falke is from East Anglia, one of the three areas of concentration of the Danish Vikings. Another is the area of Lincolnshire near the Humber River (Scandinavian place names abound here) where as an example a S28+ whose name is Johnson (reflection of a Scandinavian naming practice) resides. Unless there is some complete reversal of the observations and trends then it seems very clear that the Faux Y chromosome which is S28+ (R1b1c10), arrived in East Anglia with the "Great Army", and was among those who in 879 at the treaty between Alfred of Wessex and Guthrum of the Danelaw decided to turn his sword into a ploughshare and who in 880 AD benefited from the parcelling out of the lands there to the Danes. This would explain why in the 1300s the Falkes were a wealthy land owning family (rare for those days). This period in East Anglian history is, however, truly the "Dark Ages" with a paucity of information upon which to base any assertions. The place name evidence suggests a significant presence (especially since most probably settled within already named parishes), there are also many words in English that are Scandinavian (e.g., egg, sky, ill, window), and Danish - style surnames ending in "son" occur. There is little in the archaeological record, however, to differentiate Dane from Saxon (likely due to the eaarly conversion to Christianity). Dawn Hadley and Julian D. Richards are among the foremost authors to tackle this matter.

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