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Ten out of the Twelve Tribes of Israel were exiled and lost their identity. Their descendants are now to be found amongst Western Peoples. This is proven from the Bible, Talmud, and Rabbinical Sources as well as from Secular Studies in Ancient History, Archaeology, Mythology, Linguistics, and related fields. It would be expected that DNA studies also reflect ancestral links between the Gentile (in the religious sense) Peoples in question and their Jewish kinfolk. DNA should also show that the Israelite Nations of Judah and the Ten Tribes may be traced back to the Middle East Area of Ancient Israel. In the notes, comments, and articles listed below we give an inkling of the issues involved and the complexity of the subject. DNA (especially mtDNA) is determined by a combination of both environment and heredity. To what proportion of either determinant may characteristics at a particular stage be attributed is not known. Nevertheless, even relying only on what has been published and accepting conventional explanations, valid ancestral links between the Israelite Nations and the area of Ancient Israel may be shown to exist. This in itself may not proof anything but it does add to the general plausibility of what Brit-Am believes in.

Brit-Am Anthropology and DNA Update
28 November 2011, 2 Kislev 5772

1. Niall not the daddy of R-M222? [Hard to Believe!]
2. Half of Britons have German blood.
3. Earliest R1b in Europe ca. 1000 BCE.
4. Could DNA Be Wrong? or Do Our Eyes Deceive Us?
5. Arab (or Jewish) Body Found in Ancient Denmark!
Adolf Hitler's Aryan theory rubbished by science By Harry de Quetteville in Berlin


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1. Niall not the daddy of R-M222? [Hard to Believe!]
02 October 2011
Posted byJean M []
Everyone with an interest in Irish genetic genealogy has heard about the clever way that the M222 subclade of Y-DNA haplogroup R was traced to the fabled Irish King Niall of the Nine Hostages. It was wonderfully satisfying. This was deduced by the Trinity College genetic research group from the pooling of M222 in Donegal, supposed stamping ground of the Northern Uui Neill i.e. descendants of Niall in early historic times. R-M222 is particularly common among those with some purported Uui Neill surnames such as Gallagher, Boyle, Doherty and O'Donnell, though not most of the O'Neills themselves.

But doubts have been simmering for years. Some of the genetic genealogy community most concerned with M222 found that it seemed to crop up in the Scottish Lowlands, rather than Gaelic Argyll, where you might expect it from Irish migrants. Michael Walsh deduced on variance that M222 in Northern England was older than that in Ireland. Now we have a hammer blow from the recent Busby paper.* Ferret in the data bank in supplement two and you find that there is more M222 in Belfast than Donegal. At least on the basis of the samples they took. The highest concentrations have been found in Belfast, North-Eastern Ireland (44%), and Mayo, Western Ireland (43%). Outside Ireland there are roughly 10% of men carrying M222 in Northern England (Yorkshire), Western Scotland (Skye) and North-Eastern Scotland (Moray).

Though migration from Ireland could account for some of the British M222, the pattern is unexpected for radiation from Ireland. I had already concluded that M222 is more likely to be a La Tene marker, spread from Northern Britain into Northern Ireland around 200 BC. If so it would be present among the people of north-western Ireland centuries before the Uui Neill came on the scene - if they actually did.

Another form of enlightenment burst upon me recently when I came across an online review of a book by Brian Lacey, Cenel Conaill and the Donegal Kingdoms, AD 500-800 (2006) which deconstructs the whole tale of the Northern Uui Neill. Lacey has sifted the political propaganda from the history. He shows that the Cenel Conaill (Cannon, Boyle, Doherty, Gallagher, McMenamin, O'Donnell) and Cenel nEogain (Devlin, Donnelly, Gormley, McLoughlin, O'Kane, Quinn) peoples claiming to be Northern Uui Neill were instead probably Cruithin (British people in origin) affiliated with the U'Echach Coba of North-Eastern Ireland. I2a2a1-M284 (formerly known as I2b1a) has been found in some McGuinness and McCartan men, descended from the U'Echach Cobha, but other McGuinnesses and McCartans do carry R1b-M222.

* George B. J. Busbyet al, The peopling of Europe and the cautionary tale of Y chromosome lineage R-M269, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Published online before print, August 24, 2011

2. Half of Britons have German blood

They are among Britain's most bitter rivals, but despite two world wars and any number of football matches, it would seem we are closer to the Germans than many might imagine.

'There is no use in denying it,' Der Spiegel, the German news magazine, wrote this week. 'It is now clear the nation which most dislikes the Germans were once Krauts themselves.'

University College London academics studied a segment of the Y chromosome that appears in almost all Danish and north German men. They found that half of British men also have the segment.

Researchers following up the UCL study claim that Anglo-Saxons swiftly took over Britain and changed the genetic make-up of its inhabitants.

Heinrich H'ke, an archaeologist at the University of Reading, said that 'up to 200,000 emigrants' came to south east England in the fifth and sixth centuries. In a study of a Saxon cemetery near Oxford, he found that a quarter of its artefacts matched those discovered along the Elbe.

3. Earliest R1b in Europe ca. 1000 BCE.

4. Could DNA Be Wrong? or Do Our Eyes Deceive Us?
Finally, what about old Thomas H. Huxley and his Australoid race? I think that it's probably convergent evolution. Humans come in a range of colors from pink to very dark brown. They don't come in red or yellow or green. They're tall or short. Their hair is curly or straight. And so on. In the finite set of possible variables you're going to have many human populations which arrive at a convergence of traits, and so resemble each other despite lack of particularly recent common ancestry. The Ainu of Japan were once assumed to be a distant branch of the family of European peoples because of their lack of the distinctive characteristics of their Japanese neighbors. Even the early classical genetic markers disabused scientists of this possibility, and more recent genetic work seems to point a broad affinity with other Siberian populations. Similarly, despite superficial similarities between Melanesians and Africans, the two groups are not particularly close (in fact, most genetic distance measures seem to place Melanesians as more distant from Africans than West Eurasian populations, probably due to greater long term isolation).

5. Arab (or Jewish) Body Found in Ancient Denmark!
Adolf Hitler's Aryan theory rubbished by science
By Harry de Quetteville in Berlin
"The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
... The study found that bodies from 2000-year-old burial sites in eastern Denmark contained "as much genetic variation in their remains as one would expect to find in individuals of the present day" ...
... Far from being isolated and 'genetically pure', the study on the burial sites found that Danes mixed with peoples from across the globe. ...
"It becomes clear that the Danes must have been in contact with other peoples," said scientist Linea Melchior, who analysed DNA from the Bojebjerggard and Skovgaarde sites.
"One of the Danish burial grounds, which dates back to the iron age also contained the remains of a man who appears to have been of Arabian origin," she added.
Both that body and the 'Arabian' body discovered by Linea Melchior were buried in identical fashion to 'locals', showing researchers say "that people from distant parts of the world could be and were absorbed in Danish communities"."


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