[gothic-l] Re: Goths Relations to southern Scandinavia Next?
- "=?iso-8859-1?q?bertil_h=e4ggman?=" <bertil.haggma-@...>
Godana dag Bertil jah allaim!
I thought that these kind of investigations belonged to another time.
But it would be also interesting with research about possible links
between Gotland and goths. If they don´t get acceptable matches in
Italy, maybe they could try with Gotland because I regard the island as
a "missing link" between the continent and Scandinavia. And while they
are at it, i think that they could test people in northern Spain with
Castilia, Navarra, Asturia etc. I am sure they will turn up with some
> The debate on the possibility to genetically
> decide relationship between Germanic immigrants
> to southern Europe and their Scandinavian
> ancestors will probably be renewed. Danish
> daily newspapers have today reported that the
> Clinical Genetical Department at Aarhus University
> will analyse genetical data of 50 men from Himmerland
> Province, Central Jutland.
> The Vesthimmerland's Museum in Aars will be responsible for
> the selection of 50 men from Himmerland. The purpose
> of the study is to show relationship between the Cimbri
> in Italy and the Cimbri, who migrated from
> Himmerland around 120 BC. After having been defeated
> by Marius' legionaries the survivors settled in Northern
> Italy, where a number of towns and villages claim
> northern ancestry.
> Are the Goths next, but this time comparison of skeletal
> remains of Gothic graves in Italy and grave remains in
> southern Scandinavia?
> Bertil Haggman