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Beorthsige
Sunday, February 12th, 2012, 10:57 PM
http://mathildasanthropologyblog.wordpress.com/2008/07/13/genetic-link-between-the-british-and-basques/

According to this article, the majority of the British population is descended from the Basques. I find this extremely hard to believe, although I think there may have been a genetic influence. I'd like to hear some opinions on the subject. I personally think that it impossible for a select few people whom migrated to the Isles during the Ice Age to have such a massive effect on the genes of present day Brits, and for the massive migrations of the Celtic and Saxon tribes to have contributed so little.

Sehnsucht
Sunday, February 12th, 2012, 11:11 PM
Oh Jesus Christ, not this old Oppenheimer stuff again. :|

Catterick
Thursday, April 7th, 2016, 10:12 AM
By Basques I assume she means Neolithic settlers? Because you do expect less metal age Indo-European influence towards the fringes, and Basques are the purest descendants of the Neolithic farmers after the Sardinians.