Age: 10,945.6 ± 1,873.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Central Asia
Variants: T239C T16362C (A16482G)
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Parent Branch: H
Descendant branch(s): H6a H6b H6c

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Haplogroup H6 is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity. Its origin likely dates to the last ice age in Western Eurasia. Many members of this lineage live in Europe today, but they are most likely to trace their origins to groups of people who traveled to Europe during the Bronze age.

Most members of this lineage belong to one of its daughter branches.

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: H6
Age: 15,300 ± 4,900 Years Ago
Origin: Central Asia
Blurb: This lineage was born in the Caucasus region around 15,000 years ago. From the Caucasus, groups containing this lineage spread across Central Asia and on to West Asia, then Europe.

Today, its highest frequencies are in Central Asia and the Arabian Peninsula. It is almost 10 percent of maternal lineages in Croatia. It is 7 percent of the population in the United Arab Emirates and 5 percent of the population in Slovenia and Lithuania. In Belarus, this line accounts for 4 percent of maternal lineages. It is about 3 percent of maternal lineages in Norway, Poland, and Wales.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup H6 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 H6 239 16482 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 H6 239 16482 Released 14 Oct 2008
04 H6 239 16482 Released 10 May 2009
05 H6 239 16482 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 H6 239 16482 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 H6 239 16482 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 H6 239 16482 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 H6 239 16482 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 H6 239 16482 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 H6 239 16482 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 H6 239 16482 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 H6 239 16482 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 H6 T239C T16362C A16482G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 H6 T239C T16362C A16482G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 H6 T239C T16362C (A16482G) Released 19 Feb 2014
17 H6 T239C T16362C (A16482G) Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H6 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

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