Vikings sorted by Polish admixture:
I think that VK157, VK156 and VK154 have similar results to what I would score here (or my mother, as she has strong "Finnish / Fennoscandian" admix):
In other words, VK157, VK156 and VK154 were probably like your average modern North-Western Pole (such as my aunt from Tuchola; I need to test her).
In Gotland 5/18 Viking samples (or ca. 28%) have over 50% of Polish-like admixture. Unexpected.
One of the J2a samples is L-70 (my haplogroup) I'm a direct male descendant of Normans. I wonder if they have more information on this guy.
Anyway, I see a lot of J maternal lines, which does not look very European like.
There are 47 persons that have J maternal lines from a total of 440 persons.
10% J maternal lines is not really looking very European.
28 persons got T maternal lines.
That is more than 5%.
Just for the statistics, 200 persons with H or H+V or V maternal lines.
This is looking quite European.
Maybe not emerging consensus about recent Z63 in Scandinavia but certainly plenty of anecdotal evidence.A total lack of I1-Z63. I'm in the Z63 research group on FTDNA/FaceBook and I think the emerging consensus is that most of the Z63 in modern Scandinavia was due to more recent migrations.
As for the talk of Wends, etc and the Saxons/English:
There are many wendish place names in the old Saxon kingdoms of southern England. The Saxons and Angles were each the largest group and leader of large conglomerations of Germanic tribes. I believe it's entirely reasonable that some of their migration included individuals just to the east of the Saxon lands in Germany, meaning over to Pomerania and western Poland, which were ethnically Germanic at that time (before Slavic expansion). The earliest historical sample of Z63 is from the Wielbark culture closely contemporary to the Anglo-Saxon migrations to Britain.
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