new Viking Y DNA - daily updates

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Breaking news on Viking DNA: from Roberta Estes' blog:

442 Ancient Viking Skeletons Hold DNA Surprises – Does Your Y or Mitochondrial DNA Match? Daily Updates Here!

in The Tree House by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (217k points)
Do you mean the sample's SNP?  If that is the case we would have to know the SNP to look up, which is what I am looking for.  I was hoping there would be a screen that showed each of the samples and what their terminal SNP was. Then I could navigate to it in the Haplotree.
Darin, Roberta appears to be posting the sample's terminal SNPs as they become available. These are either preliminary analysis, as upstream SNPs can be determined quickly, or as far downstream as they are able to be matched with the currently tested kits.
Awesome! Thank you!
It appears that these are showing up at as well. I think it is a little easier to see there.
Darin, are you sure? yfull typically updates their tree only once per month.


Yes, I did not see these the other day when I was looking.  Check out the I-P109 page. Up until recently there were only two ancient DNA samples


Thanks for pointing those out!
Well that was cool – I have a mtDNA: T2b24 match with Sample: VK332 / Oland_1088 Location: Oland, Sweden.

Mapping tool to look at the 442 Viking Samples:

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While not typically discussed, Vikings were slave traders as well as prominent sea men, raiders and warriors.

Dublin, Ireland in particular was the largest Viking Slave port in Western Europe.  The existence of Celtic DNA in Viking territory, does not mean those people were necessarily Vikings as commonly understood, but rather part of the larger population of thralls.
by Andrew Ross G2G6 Mach 3 (30.8k points)

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