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Old 17-01-2010, 09:16 PM   #210
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Originally Posted by macneil View Post
Thanks for that LG... will keep me occupied for a while

Funnily enough I managed to bump into this if you've not seen it...

Enter the scientists of the People of the British Isles project: thanks to their efforts, this most distinctive characteristic is now opening up its mysteries for the first time. Testing their white cell samples for two of the half-dozen red-hair versions of the MC1R gene, they were able to show their frequency in each area of the British Isles. The results were intriguing.

Where one is the maximum value, they got figures of 0.16 and 0.23 for the frequencies of red-hair genes in Cornwall and Devon. The frequency in Oxfordshire was 0.07; in Sussex and Kent 0.13; in northeast England 0.11; in Lincolnshire 0.07; and in Cumbria nil. In Wales the figure was 0.21, and in Orkney a high 0.26. But the highest was in Ireland. Using data from other research studies, the team got a figure for Ireland of 0.31, confirmation of the stereotypical image of the red-haired Irishman.

The results are remarkable, as Sir Walter Bodmer, the Oxford geneticist leading the project, acknowledges: “I was amazed at them. I didn’t expect to see something like this.”

How much truth to it?

The similarities with Phoenician jewellery, art, symbolism, dolmens, even a particular bread, burial rituals, the gods they worshipped, language and lettering, standing stones... there's just far too much.

Thanks for the links again...
quoting these again as they messed up...
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