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World’s Largest DNA Sequencing of Viking Skeletons Reveals They Weren’t All Scandinavian

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 23, 2020

Invaders, pirates, warriors—the history books taught us that Vikings were brutal predators who travelled by sea from Scandinavia to pillage and raid their way across Europe and beyond.

Now cutting-edge DNA sequencing of more than 400 Viking skeletons from archaeological sites scattered across Europe and Greenland will rewrite the history books as it has shown skeletons from famous Viking burial sites in Scotland were actually local people who could have taken on Viking identities and were buried as Vikings.

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My D.N.A says I am,2% Scandinavian how they work that out I don’t know. I live in England United Kingdom. And I have a higher percentage of Welsh, Irish and Scottish in my D.N.A than English. Even though I can trace my Family back to the 1700s all born here

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