Tag: Genetics

The Norse Origins Of The Red Hair Gene

For some time there has been quite a debate among scholars regarding the origins of the red hair gene. According to some, the gene for red hair is inherent to the Celts, while others claim it to be a genetic trait specific to the Norsemen, being brought to the British Isles during the Viking Age….

The Gaelic Origins Of The Modern-Day Icelanders

While most of the people with a certain knowledge regarding Iceland would consider that the Icelanders are solely descended from the Norse colonists who settled there during the 9th and 10th centuries, it must be mentioned that their genetic structure is not entirely Scandinavian in origin. The contemporary Icelanders are as such descended from both…

Genetic Maps Of Europe

Europe has always been a melting pot of a wide range of diverse and unique civilisations, cultures, and languages. Genetic studies clearly reveal those things and showcase the formation of the European nations as we know them today. The peoples of these nations are formed themselves from a mixture of other ethnic groups which once…