Age: 34,799.1 ± 7,510.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: C16270T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: L3h1a2
Descendant branch(s):

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Note: This information does not imply an endorcement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.


Haplogroup L3h1a2b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 27,300 and 42,300 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup L3h1a2b Phylotree History

Phylotree.org is the maternal (mtDNA) tree of humanity. It is maintained by Dr. Mannis Van Oven. Each build is a major update to the tree. The current build is #17.

Build# Called Variants (Mutations) Notes
01 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 10 May 2009
05 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 L3h1a2b 16270 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 L3h1a2b C16270T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 L3h1a2b C16270T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 L3h1a2b C16270T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 L3h1a2b C16270T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup L3h1a2b Data Sources

GenBank Samples

GenBank is a database of genetic sequence data. It is run by the United States National Institute of Health. It serves as the main repository for mtDNA full sequence profiles. Samples come both from published academic literature and donations from genetic genealogy community members. In addition to GenBank samples, listings below may include other samples published but not submitted to GenBank such as those from the HapMap project.

Note: GenBank results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing resuts over to build 17.

Hg ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants
Hap5000526 Behar et al., 2008b L3h1a2b L3h1a2b* L3h1a2b:16129 L3h1a2b:315.1C, 3106N, 3483, 4209, 4248, 6351, 7269, 7690, 7853, 11317, 11440, 12696, 15924, 16519
Hap5000545 Behar et al., 2008b L3h1a2b L3h1a2b1* L3h1a2b:16189 L3h1a2b:309.1C, 315.1C, 3106N, 4856, 7310, 9938, 13803, 14407, 15109
Hap5018383 Ethiopia Soares et al., 2012 L3h1a2b L3h1a2b1a none L3h1a2b:315.1C, 7310, 9824A, 13153, 14407, 16093, 16242, 16519

Geno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing resuts over to build 17.

Hg ID Birth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Sources & Resources

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