Age: 43,034.1 ± 3,634.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: West Asia
Variants: T9698C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U2’3’4’7’8’9
Descendant branch(s): U8a U8b’c

YFull Info

Name: U8

Age: 41200 to 31600 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: -

Variants: T9698C

Note: This information does not imply an endorcement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.


Haplogroup U8 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 39,400 and 46,700 years (Behar et al., 2012b).


This timeline is an overview of the U8 branch’s history from the first early people to the birth of the first woman from the U8 lineage. (View in new tab.)

mtDNA Haplogroup U8 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 U8 9698 16519 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 U8 9698 16519 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 U8 9698 Released 1 Mar 2009
05 U8 9698 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 U8 9698 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 U8 9698 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 U8 9698 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 U8 9698 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 U8 9698 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 U8 9698 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 U8 9698 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 U8 9698 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 U8 T9698C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 U8 T9698C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 U8 T9698C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 U8 T9698C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U8 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 ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants

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 ID Birth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country

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

Sources & Resources

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

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Peoples: | Places: Eurasia and Levantine

Last Updated: Last updated: October 16, 2018 at 1:42 am

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