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Age: 3,232.3 ± 2,313.9; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C3613T T5999C C16248T
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Parent Branch: H3
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup H3w is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 900 and 5,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H3w 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 Mutations Notes
14 H3w C3613T T5999C C16248T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 H3w C3613T T5999C C16248T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 H3w C3613T T5999C C16248T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 H3w C3613T T5999C C16248T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H3w 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 IDPublicationMissing VariantsAdditional Variants
Hap5002902 Behar et al., 2012b none H3w:309.1C, 315.1C, 3360, 9081
Hap5016299 Costa et al., 2009 none H3w:315.1C, 7979
Hap5016302 Costa et al., 2009 none H3w:315.1C, 7979
Hap5016305 Costa et al., 2009 none H3w:315.1C, 7979

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 IDBirth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10001879United StatesUnited StatesAustriaAustria
Hap10004648United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10005044United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10012040United StatesUnited StatesPolandPoland
Hap10013119UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10013932United StatesUkraineUkraineUkraine
Hap10014657United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10014720South AfricaUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10015372United StatesRussiaRussiaRussia
Hap10015502United StatesMexicoUnited StatesUnited States

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

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