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Viking DNA Recovered

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:15 am
by Minimalist
Should make for an interesting study in a couple of years. ... 201804.htm

Using freshly sampled material from ten Viking skeletons from around AD 1,000, from a non-Christian burial site on the Danish island of Funen, Dissing and colleagues showed that it is indeed possible to retrieve authentic DNA from ancient humans.

Wearing protective suits, the researchers removed the teeth from the jaw at the moment the skeletons were unearthed when they had been untouched for 1,000 years. The subsequent laboratory procedures were also carefully controlled in order to avoid contamination.

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:07 pm
by Ishtar
This will be interesting - now we'll see, once and for all, if the Vikings are really Indian, as Stephen Knapp claims.

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 2:03 pm
by Digit
Which Indians?

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 2:14 pm
by Minimalist
The barbarian migrations from Central Asia in the 4th/5th centuries AD probably pushed earlier tribes into those marginal areas....but that begs the question of where did they come from originally. There's little reason to think that they also had not begun in Central Asia and followed the same path as their later brothers-in-arms.

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 2:24 pm
by Ishtar
Digit wrote:Which Indians?
This is from Stephen Knapp's Proof of Vedic Civilisation:

The whole of Europe was administered in ancient times by a Sanskrit-speaking clan known as the Daityas. Danu and Merk were two leaders of this ancient clan, and it is these two names that are combined to make Danumerk or Denmark. Count Biornstiern, himself a Scandinavian, is no doubt right in determining in his book The Theogony of the Hindus: ‘It appears that the Hindu settlers migrated to Scandinavia before the Mahabharata War.’

The name Scandinavia itself is an indication of the Vedic, Sanskrit roots of the region. Scanda (or Skanda) is the warrior son of Lord Shiva and commander in chief of the divine army. The Sanskrit word ‘naviya’ signifies a naval expedition or a settlement. The region is thus a Vedic settlement initiated by a naval exhibition in the name of Skanda. Such an exhibition was undertaken by the Vedic Kshatriya warriors who obviously populated the region. On page 53 of his book India in Greece, Edward Pococke observes that the European, Scandinavian and Indian Kshatriya warrior castes are identical.....

The ancient names Sveringe for Sweden and Norge for Norway come from the Sanskrit terms Swarga and Narka....

“The ancient Vedas that the Kshatriyas followed were also transported to Scandinavia. Later, they became the Eddas....close study reveals many similarities in the tales of the Eddas and the Vedas....

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 2:25 pm
by Digit
Seems reasonable.

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 7:56 pm
by Rokcet Scientist
Minimalist wrote:The barbarian migrations from Central Asia in the 4th/5th centuries AD probably pushed earlier tribes into those marginal areas...
Huh? What's that about? An Indian invasion armada in the 4th/5th centuries AD conquering America?