On 7/20/2006, "Kevin Tolley" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Above is the wikipedia entry on mtDNA use in
>population studies through the female line. It is
>short and there are better out there, but female
>specific genetic information in ancestery studies can
>be and has been used. Is there a reason why not here?
Actually about 5-10 years ago there was an mtDNA study done on the
situation in the Britsh Isles. it was in the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences (US) and unless they've changed their
policy should be freely available online. I'd have to dig around for
the specific reference. Essentially they argued women had been moving
around since the iron Age and the "Celtic invasions/migration" could
have been via females only...
>--- Iestyn Jones <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> >Why was only the male chromosome used?
>> What about the female population?
>> The answer to your question may be here:
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