- Nov 11, 2019
Nothing new under the sun in this "new" science. We who are born and have gone to school in Scandinavia have known this all along. When the Vikings traveled they would mix with the people of the countries the arrived in. My DNA is 65% Scandinavian and 35% Irish and Scottish. And I was dark brown. More like the Scots.Researchers analyzed DNA from more than 400 skeletons to understand who the Vikings really were.
Vikings may not have been blonde, or Scandinavian : Read more
At least a few may be wondering about the "remains found in a mass grave of 50 headless Vikings in Dorset, U.K."No surprise. Another White lie lain to rest.
Since you used a capital letter "W" I'm going to guess that you are possibly implying that because it was thought that some Vikings were blonde (but as has long been known not nearly all were of course), that somehow you believe that people not knowing everything about some Viking DNA, mainly those trading with others around Europe and into parts of Asia had "outside or other" DNA in the mix, is in some way racist? I'm asking because I do seriously want to know, if indeed that is what your meaning here is, how you arrived at that opinion? Do you believe that people generally not knowing that there was some Southern European genetics and/or that of parts of Asia (and I am making an educated guess that it's Western Asia not Eastern peoples, but maybe that could be too, the article didn't say, and as that is how far Vikings went, mostly from Sweden into Rus and founded Kevan Rus. I just don't see how not yet possessing such knowledge constitutes hat you ma be implying. If, however, I have assumed wrong and the capital "W" is simply an overlooked, unintentional error then I apologize. Of course even then even a regular ol' "white lie" is not a "lie" per se if it's simply not knowing a fact. Like another poster after you said. This is not totally new information. No one ever thought they were all blonde lol.No surprise. Another White lie lain to rest.
It was meant in keeping with the entire post- one individual's view on the history of "civilization". It cannot be ruled out that it was tinged with a bit of cheeky satire.grieving relatives....... Maybe you meant that in a Monty Python way?.
Actually, it would seem that modern forensics could likely provide some grieving relatives after all. This would require DNA analyses of course, and use the data from the poor victims and compare it to all the peoples of Norway, Sweden etc. and attempt to establish the presence of living relatives. They are very likely out there.grieving relatives.......
We are highly amused that you brought this back to mind. Not only can we establish likely descendants of the victims of these heinous crimes, but also those of the perpetrators. Simply digging up the bones and dating those to time of these horrible activities, we can extract the DNA from locals living at that time,and match them with locals currently surviving. We can get to the bottom of this if justice is to prevail......depending on the society, that could lead to selective retiring of persons based on their lineage.