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    "Anglo-Saxon" samples from Cambridgeshire

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    These people probably cluster with modern people from Iceland instead of with modern people from Germany for a very simple reason: the people of Iceland are a mixture of Scandinavians, whom northern Germanics resemble anyway, and "Celts", i.e. "locals", enslaved and brought to Iceland. The papers are out there explaining it.

    Depending on the time period, these "Anglo-Saxons" would have also been mixed with locals or "Celts". We've already seen it in other papers with very early Anglo-Saxon samples.


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    Viking Icelandic is one of my closest matches in Mytrueancestry.com. I'm also 3/8 English, so I am not surprised by the finding of this group.

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    In the UK today,

    In my opinion Archaeologists etc have to be PC, and explain all findings or theories in line with todays multi-ethnic society. No theories outside of these lines of thought are allowed,or accepted, and any evidence 'has to' reflect this.

    The consequences of not adhering to these principles will likely be very effective for students requiring such qualifications/careers/future positions, and fundings etc.

    The video reminds me of Francis Prior and Tony Robinson and the Time Team squads reflecting the views of Channel Four at the time.

    Evidence of Anglo-Saxon History and Ancestry in England today is to be kept buried,or frowned upon, regarding genetics. "We know not who we are" is the norm.

    She seemed totally confused, and ignorant of most of the make up of the people involved in the early migrations to Eastern England, and completely dissmisses 'Bede's evidence' which is actually contempary of the period, within living memory or shortly afterwards. The Buckle was most certainly a personal possesion,and 'not likely to be thrown in'.

    The Jewelry from Loftus is from an 'Anglian' Burial known as the Bed Burial with connections to the Kentish Christian court, and is believed to be from the site of an early coastal monastic site as christianity moved North.

    Maybe she should read some of the Icelandic Saga's such as 'Egils Saga', seeing she is studying at York, he has a personal history there, and might then understand that there is a connection between the Anglo Saxon people and the Icelandic people.

    She seems to be mixed up with the modern Germans and the early Germanics, and oblivious of the Scandinavian elements, which would indeed show similarities with Icelandic peoples. I think she needs plenty homework on her subject.

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    It does seem that the term "Germanic" in this video has been misunderstood as "German". It is no surprise that Anglo-Saxons plot closely with Icelanders they have similar ancestral populations really. Anglo-Saxons are not the only Migration Period Germanics to plot with Icelanders or Scandinavians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spruithean View Post
    It does seem that the term "Germanic" in this video has been misunderstood as "German". It is no surprise that Anglo-Saxons plot closely with Icelanders they have similar ancestral populations really. Anglo-Saxons are not the only Migration Period Germanics to plot with Icelanders or Scandinavians.
    The Anglo Saxon 'Germanics' were very mixed before they even came here, although the culture's they brought were very similar.

    The burial customs of these new Anglo Saxons would eventually later reflect the mixing of the two cultures, but it may be that, the Anglo Saxons at Barrington were just that 'All Anglo Saxon' and maybe they did 'not assimilate' as quickly with the locals as people want us to believe.
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    The Burials they are trying to separate by Ethnics, may not work, as what they believe to be a Celt, may be an Anglo Saxon, and what they believe an Anglo Saxon, may be a Celt. What is probable is that the burial of all were Anglo Saxon, by the time they first came to settle around Barrington.

    Resources would be scarce, and these newcomers would certainly use, items they found, or came across,and incorporate them in there own cultures, or styles of dress, as the burial evidence of the early migration periods suggest.

    The same with the people of Iceland, many of the peoples who arrived and settled there were also not confined to only a few Haplogroups. The supposed celtic elements may also have come from not only Britain and Ireland but throughout Europe, they were all Viking.

    Anglo Saxons were also not confined to only one or two Haplogroups, and Germanic is a Language and Culture, not an ethnicity. I think she is unaware of these important points.
    Last edited by paul333; 07-08-19 at 14:25.

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