Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Ancient R1a1 and N1c from western Russia
Below is a table of ancient DNA results from a recent study on uniparental genetic diversity in the Upper Dvina region of western Russia. The oldest sample is that of a ~6,000 year-old hunter-gatherer belonging to Y-haplogroup R1a1 and mtDNA H. Note also the presence of the typically Uralic Y-haplogroup N1c in a couple of the younger samples.
Source: Chekunova et al., The first results of genetic typing of local population and ancient human bones in Upper Dvina region.
Eastern Europe as a bifurcation hotspot for Y-hg R1