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Brian Joel

Brian Joel

Ancient genomes reveal that the English are one-third Anglo-Saxon
DNA from ancient British skeletons reveals immigrant history
January 19, 2016
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
For the first time, researchers have been able to directly estimate the Anglo-Saxon ancestry of the British population, using ancient skeletons. Human remains excavated from burial sites near Cambridge provided the material for the first whole-genome sequences of ancient British DNA. The study estimated that approximately a third of British ancestors were Anglo-Saxon immigrants, showing how Anglo-Saxon immigrants mixed with the native population.