Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Four Generations of Women

Our particular spur of mtDNA has made it another generation.

We are among the clan of Helena (Greek for light): 'by far the largest and most successful of the seven native clans with 41% of Europeans belonging to one of its many branches. It began 20,000 years ago with the birth of Helena somewhere in the valleys of the Dordogne and the Vezere, in south-central France. The clan is widespread throughout all parts of Europe, but reaches its highest frequency among the Basque people of northern Spain and southern France.'from Oxford Ancestry: the European clans

Which is pretty incredible, when you think about it.

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