Originally Posted by Astrid
The haplogroup I1 population in Polermo could also have been introduced from the Baltic
and Southern Scandinavia via the Goths and Vandals who for a while controlled the island.
I learned something new, thank you.
I still have to go with Viking influence based on the fact that I1 developed thousands of years ago and yet no group of people between Sicily
and Scandinavia have even close to 30% Of haplogroup I1. While the Goths and Vandals surely had some I1, I dont see any evidence along their migration routes that they had that high a percentage. I don't see any other explanation.
But that's why I love this stuff, I could be proved wrong at the very next exciting discovery!
Christopher Columbus was a Viking fer sure.