The haplogroup C is found in many of the Tungusic and Chukotko-Kamchatkan people, which are unlikely candidates for the source of the mutation in Icelanders, I would assume. The Nganasan people (who are Samoyedic, i.e. Uralic, i.e. [at least lingustically] related to Finns) also bear the C haplotype. That could have made its way into Sámi populations and then directly to Iceland.
The haplogroup C is uncommon throughout North America, being most common in the southern points of South America. However, it is most common in North America among Inuit populations. So it could mean that the norse Greenlandic settlement brought about the mutations.
Should I be more suspicious of the mDNA, or the anthropologists?
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