- Krasnodar Krai, Maikop burial, 4000-3000 BCE, mt-hg U8b1a2 - Krasnodar Krai, Maikop burial, 3700-3300 BCE mt-hg U8b1a2 - Republic of Adygea, Maikop burial, 3700-3300 BCE mt-hg M52 - Republic of Adygea, Novosvobodnaya burial, 3700-3300 BCE mt-hg V7 - Krasnodar Krai, unknown burial, 3700-3300 BCE mt-hg N1b1 - Republic of Adygea, unknown burial, 3700-3300 BCE mt-hg T2bAlso, interestingly, the Novosvobodnaya individual suffered from Bang's disease. You get that from drinking unpasteurized milk. Citation... Sokolov et al., Six complete mitochondrial genomes from Early Bronze Age humans in the North Caucasus, Journal of Archaeological Science, Volume 73, September 2016, Pages 138–144, doi:10.1016/j.jas.2016.07.017
Monday, August 15, 2016
A few mito genomes from Maikop (or Maykop)
The mtDNA haplogroup list below is from a new paper at the Journal of Archaeological Science. Can't remember seeing mt-hgs M52, U8 or V7 in any of the results to date from the Bronze Age steppe. So perhaps we can tentatively say that Maikop-Novosvobodnaya populations didn't have an important impact on the maternal ancestry of early steppe pastoralists?