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Age: 9,277.2 ± 1,559.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A4024G A14582G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: H4
Descendant branch(s): H4a1 H4a2


Haplogroup H4a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 7,700 and 10,800 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H4a Phylotree History 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.

01H4a4024 14365 14582Released 27 Aug 2008
02H4a4024 14365 14582Released 14 Oct 2008
04H4a4024 14365 14582Released 10 May 2009
05H4a4024 14365 14582Released 8 Jul 2009
06H4a4024 14365 14582Released 28 Sep 2009
07H4a4024 14365 14582Released 10 Nov 2009
08H4a4024 14365 14582Released 21 Mar 2010
09H4a4024 14365 14582Released 20 Jun 2010
10H4a4024 14365 14582Released 10 Aug 2010
11H4a4024 14365 14582Released 7 Feb 2011
12H4a4024 14365 14582Released 20 Jul 2011
13H4a4024 14365 14582Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14H4aA4024G A14582GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H4aA4024G A14582GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H4aA4024G A14582GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H4aA4024G A14582GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H4a 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
Hap5002294Behar et al., 2012bnoneH4a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3624, 10376, 16235, 16519
Hap5003297Behar et al., 2012bnoneH4a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 3624, 16232, 16235, 16519
Hap5012692Raule et al., 2014noneH4a:315.1C, 523-524d, 4248, 6750, 6956G, 12834, 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 IDBirth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10014466United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States

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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