Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Study: Southwestern Finnish samples from the late Viking Age to the 1200s

A new study has landed on the earth, including 6 Finnish female samples and 2 Finnish male samples. According results Finnish samples look very similar to modern Southwestern Finns, Ukrainians and Belarusians. Two male included belonging to the haplogroup N, but results are not very informative, because they are at same level with ancient Kola Peninsula samples (Bolshoy Oleni Ostrov samples).  There is also a close-up PCA plot showing close relation to medieval Estonian samples from Saag et al. 2019 and two Swedish Viking Age samples from Sigtuna, namely kal006 and stg020. The study gives different result than the original study (Maja Krzewinska et al. 2018: Genomic and Strontium Isotope Variation Reveal Immigration Patterns in a Viking Age Town) for stg020, because stg020 from the Church 1 burial is according to the original study an outlier from East Europe (Ukraine?), anyway not a Finnish migrant. Who knows what is the truth...  No genome data publicly available, as usual in case of Finnish studies.

Edit 20.4.21 11:00

The study has disappeared.  I would be thankful if readers could help me to find it again.