Stephen Oppenheimer may not be entirely right, but I doubt he's far off
I recommend his book
The likes of Francis Pryor - probably our best known archaeologist today - support this idea.
Worth noting too that current belief is that the 'English' are in fact the Belgic culture and were living here, and indeed speaking a form of English, before the Romans came. The Anglo Saxon invasion is now nowt but a myth.
As for Doggerland - it's very likely some of our ancestors hunted there. And it's likely too that it was there our ancestors first encountered other peoples migrating across Europe from Russia and the Black Sea region. May well have been quite a cultural melting pot for a time.
Yes, I know about Oppenheimer (See post #172 in this thread ) , his research and his theory based on his research, but I also know there are many geneticists who disagree with the way he performed his research and thus with the theory he formed around the results of his research.
Some informative sites:
And also on Dienekes' site a critical review of Oppenheimer's research, based on the latest info:
Stephen Oppenheimer's bad science
And here's a critical review in a post I made earlier:
" (...) Forget Oppenhiemer and Bryan Sykes (and some others). Several genetic tests, of a very simple and limited nature (being generous) have been used to make claims that were impossible to determine with such.(...) "
Edited by Abramelin, 19 March 2010 - 05:20 PM.