November 24, 2013

New study claims that Irishmen descended from Turkish farmers

New study claims that Irishmen descended from Turkish farmers

A new study has revealed that many Irish men may be able to trace their roots back to Turkey.

Research indicates Turkish farmers arrived in Ireland about 6,000 years ago, bringing agriculture with them. And they may have been more attractive than the hunter-gatherers whom they replaced.

DNA testing of the Y chromosome in men conducted by scientists at the University of Leicester revealed that 85% of Irish men are descended from farming people from the Middle East and especially Turkey.

Interested in having your DNA tested? Here are two sites worth using:

Family Tree DNA or  23andMe.com

Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/New-study-claims-that-Irishmen-descended-from-Turkish-farmers-83217437.html#ixzz2lZYvCoji

1 comment:

Donna said...

Thank you for this info. I used ancestry.com DNA which told me I was 98% British Isles and 2% West Asia/Caucasus. This explains it.