On Thu, 12 Dec 1996, Dennis Hogan wrote:
> > > ^^^^^^^^^^^
> > > Someone on the list suggested that red-hair was genetically introduced into
> > > the Scottish and Irish populations by the Vikings...
> > >
> > > Any takers...???
> > Twaddle. The Roman descriptions of the Caledonians mention red-hair.
> > So there!!
> > Paul
> The Irish had a saying about the different colored hair and women's
> temperment. Since the poem predates Christianity, red hair predated the
> Vikings. If I can find the poem I will post it.
> Donncha OhOgain
Ahhhhh....the red hair thread again! History repeats it's self! We did
this to death last year...check the archives. :)
There was a taxonomic survey done in the 19th Century which showed the
there was a concentration of Red-hair in and around Ulster and a certain
part of Scotland. Almost none in Scand.