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Age: 16,829.9 ± 2,979.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Anatolia
Mutations: A8014t C16067T
Parent Branch: HV
Descendant branch(s): HV1a'b'c HV1d


Haplogroup HV1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 13,900 and 19,800 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: HV1
Age: 18,695 ± 5,678 Years Ago
Origin: Anatolia
Blurb: This branch was born about 19,000 years ago in Anatolia (present-day Turkey). It remained largely confined to Anatolia and the surrounding region.

Today, this line is present at the highest frequencies in the Armenian population (11 percent). It is about 5 percent of the overall population of Turkey. It is around 2 percent of maternal lineages in Greece and about 1 percent of maternal lineages in Italy.


Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup HV1 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.

01HV18014T 15218 16067Released 27 Aug 2008
02HV18014T 15218 16067Released 14 Oct 2008
03HV18014T 15218 16067Released 1 Mar 2009
04HV18014T 15218 16067Released 10 May 2009
05HV18014T 15218 16067Released 8 Jul 2009
06HV18014T 15218 16067Released 28 Sep 2009
07HV18014T 15218 16067Released 10 Nov 2009
08HV18014T 15218 16067Released 21 Mar 2010
09HV18014T 15218 16067Released 20 Jun 2010
10HV18014T 15218 16067Released 10 Aug 2010
11HV18014T 15218 16067Released 7 Feb 2011
12HV18014T 16067Released 20 Jul 2011
13HV18014T 16067Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14HV1A8014t C16067TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15HV1A8014t C16067TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16HV1A8014t C16067TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17HV1A8014t C16067TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup HV1 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
Hap5008039Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneHV1:315.1C, 524.1AC, 4766, 9548, 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
Hap10005093United StatesUnited StatesSlovakiaSlovakia
Hap10026716United StatesItalyUnspecifiedItaly
Hap10029255United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10034394United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited 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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