Kamchatka Peninsula - Wikipedia



Age: 18,303.1 ± 6,925.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Central Asia
Variants: C16242T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: A
Descendant branch(s): A8a

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Haplogroup A8 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 11,400 and 25,200 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

Information on this branch comes from one published study. That study found members on the Kamchatka Peninsula to the far northeast of Russian Siberia (Volodko et al., 2008).

The line is not yet part of the Geno 2 data set.

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Information

This information comes from the 2012 update of the National Geographic Genographic Project website.


mtDNA Haplogroup A8 - Geno 2.0
mtDNA Haplogroup A8 – Geno 2.0 | Author: Balanovsky, O. et al., 2011 | Copyright: National Geographic


Haplogroup: A8
Age: About 20,000 Years Ago
Origin: Central Asia
Blurb: This branch was born in Central Asia. Groups containing women from this lineage traveled north and east into East Asia. Some descendants of this line remained at the points along this path, and their current distribution shows us the steps of their ancestors’ journey.
Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup A8 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 A8 16242 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 A8 16242 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 A8 16242 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 A8 16242 Released 10 May 2009
05 A8 16242 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 A8 16242 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 A8 16242 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 A8 16242 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 A8 16242 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 A8 16242 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 A8 16242 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 A8 16242 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 A8 16242 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 A8 C16242T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 A8 C16242T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 A8 C16242T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 A8 C16242T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup A8 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 results over to build 17.

Hg ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants
Hap5015526 - Volodko et al., 2008 A8 - none A8:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 5824, 12175, 16519
Hap5015527 - Volodko et al., 2008 A8 - none A8:309.1CC, 315.1C, 523-524d, 5824, 12175, 16519

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Peoples: | Places: Kamchatka Peninsula

Last Updated: Last updated: September 26, 2018 at 5:35 am


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