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Age: 4,322.4 ± 3,885.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A12490G
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Parent Branch: H8
Descendant branch(s): H8b1


Haplogroup H8b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 400 and 8,200 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H8b 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 H8b A12490G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 H8b A12490G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 H8b A12490G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 H8b A12490G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H8b 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
Hap5001106 Behar et al., 2012a H8b:16311 H8b:315.1C, 16519
Hap5016167 Sukernik et al., 2012 none H8b:961, 965.1XC, 7765, 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
Hap10005914United StatesUnited StatesLebanonLebanon
Hap10006491New ZealandNew ZealandNew ZealandNew Zealand
Hap10011422United StatesMexicoUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10014861United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10017466United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10028643United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10028750United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10029006United StatesUnited StatesLebanonLebanon
Hap10031605United StatesUnited StatesUnited 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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