Grant South <[log in to unmask]> wrote (in <003401c340b5$577528a0$a
070dccb@Grant>) about 'Genetic origins of the Celt's', on Thu, 3 Jul
>Thank you for your kind works. I remember well the insight of 'innumerable
>cousins marriages' upheld by Sir Iain Moncreiffe, 24 Chief of Clan
>Moncreiffe in Scotland.
>Moncreiffe mentions the number being 1,073,741,904 ancestors over 30
>generations [approx 1000 years].
Since the computer revolution, we have become somewhat familiar with
that number as so-called 'gigabyte' ('so-called' because strictly 'giga'
implies 1 000 000 000). But in this context, it might be a 'gigagramp'.
>I am in support of your observation and commend it.
>Yet I believe the question still remains, in terms of both Mt and Y-line
>DNA, as it is traceable, and thus provides the means upon which one
>personally touches ancestors in the most direct way by being their
>representative. This I believe if not by any other means will connect us to
>the custodianship of our history and its continuance.
I don't want to enter the argument whether this is archaeology or
palaeoanthropology, or something else, but we have recently heard of
some very wide-ranging research results - mitochondrial Eve and the
descendancy data from the Y studies. It seems to me that research in
this area is justified because it might test, and thus produce
refinements of, the recent conclusions.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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