- Sep 2015
To my untrained eye, this is like a bucket of crabs and I`m not sure what your point is. If your map was extended would I expect to see lots of red squares on the other side of the channel? Show me a DNA map from 300 AD to compare it to and then we might have something to talk about. I`m not suggesting that there was a mass invasion with a large standing army. More like mobile war bands numerous enough to instill fear in the locals and precipitate a westwards migration.The following dna map appears to show an Amglo-Saxon invasion. You can see all the A-S by their red squares right? What many neglect is that the author of the map points out that all British DNA is closer to each other, than to any European general type. Despite the apparent labels shown on this map, people in Britain are similar, regardless of location. Given that the A-S never conquered, or even inhabited substantial areas of Britain, it is almost certain no A-S invasion took place.
What is certain is that bad science was involved in the Georgian and Victorian eras in perpetrating the A-S invasion myth. This is where 'science' is used to prove a theory based on politics or culture, rather than literature being used to add 'colour' to actual FACT.
The reason for the marginal differences in DNA can be explained by geography, specifically geology.