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    Anonymous

    From: The Copenhagen Post

    Norsemen who settled in southern Greenland carried more Celtic than Nordic blood – but they were still decidedly Scandinavian.

    An analysis of DNA from a Viking gravesite near a 1000 year-old church in southern Greenland shows that those buried there had strong Celtic bloodlines, reported science website Videnskab.dk.

    You can read more here: http://www.cphpost.dk/news/scitech/92-technology/48554-greenland-vikings-had-celtic-blood.html

    What you think about it?

    #352221

    Anonymous
    Quote:
    From: The Copenhagen Post

    Norsemen who settled in southern Greenland carried more Celtic than Nordic blood – but they were still decidedly Scandinavian.

    An analysis of DNA from a Viking gravesite near a 1000 year-old church in southern Greenland shows that those buried there had strong Celtic bloodlines, reported science website Videnskab.dk.

    You can read more here: http://www.cphpost.dk/news/scitech/92-technology/48554-greenland-vikings-had-celtic-blood.html

    What you think about it?

    It's highly possible, since the expansion and travels of Vikings were from Scandinavia to west, east and south, so by the time they reached Scotland or Ireland where they settled so they did for sure intermix with Celts and later they from there probably reached Iceland and eventually Greenland.

    …but what is more interesting is the Iceland Viking genes. Large percent of modern day Icelanders have Amer-Indian genes. The story behind it is probably the Viking settling of American or Canadian Coast, where they established a small community which was forced to flee by Amer-Indians, so probably those Vikings when they were forced to abandon North America obviously had few Amer-Indians with themselves or there was intermixing of Vikings and Indians on American ground on the area prior to return to Iceland.

    http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/11/-dna-reveals-vikings-brought-1st-native-american-indian-to-europe.html

    So i guess there was some Pocahontas on Thor action  ;D
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    #352222

    Anonymous

    Icelanders of today are made of Viking and Celtic blend also. Sameas vikings in Russia were also made up of Slavs.

    #352223

    Anonymous
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    Icelanders of today are made of Viking and Celtic blend also. Sameas vikings in Russia were also made up of Slavs.

    Indeed, according to genetics study "majority of the male settlers were of Nordic origin while the majority of the women were of Gaelic origin." Russian vikings were most probably Slavs, not Germanic Scandinavians, but it's long debate among Russian scientists.

    #352224

    Anonymous

    I read that they were mixed. There was also debate as to whether Rurik was Finnic or Germanic by origin also.
    It was not so black and white in those days. Northern tribes all had contacts with one another (especially Celts, Slavs, Germanics, Balts and Finns).

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