I recently had a chance to read a very interesting article on the mapping of Britain’s genetic make up. Not only has the genetic composition of the region been surprisingly consistent, but many of the invasions in Britain’s history have had little genetic impact (eg. The Roman occupation for nearly 400 years, did not drastically change the genetic make-up of the region’s peoples).
This is a wonderful example of geomatics being applied to subjects not often researched by the field. If you’re interested, check out the full article here.