Ancient DNA

Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequencing of a Burial from a Romano–Christian Cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt: Preliminary Indications

The curse of ancient Egyptian DNA was lifted by a recent study which sequenced the mitochondrial genomes (mtGenome) of 90 ancient Egyptians from the archaeological site of Abusir el-Meleq.

2017-10-10T02:53:26+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Comparison of two Neolithic mtDNA haplotypes from a Czech excavation site with the results of mitochondrial DNA studies on European Neolithic and Mesolithic individuals

The aim of the present study was to compare the mtDNA haplotypes (haplogroups H and W) obtained from 2 young females buried within a Neolithic circular enclosure (rondel) with the results of the scientific studies on Neolithic and Mesolithic skeletal material.

2017-09-16T17:13:04+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

Ancient genomes from southern Africa pushes modern human divergence beyond 260,000 years ago

The genome sequence (13x coverage) of a juvenile boy from Ballito Bay, who lived ~2,000 years ago, demonstrates that southern African Stone Age hunter-gatherers were not impacted by recent admixture; however, we estimate that all modern-day Khoekhoe and San groups have been influenced by 9-22% genetic admixture from East African/Eurasian pastoralist groups arriving >1,000 years ago, including the Ju|'hoansi San, previously thought to have very low levels of admixture.

2017-06-06T11:16:41+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

Mitochondrial DNA diversity in a Transbaikalian Xiongnu population

Here, we analyzed mitochondrial DNA variation in a Transbaikalian Xiongnu population based on ancient DNA obtained from skeletal remains (n = 18) at four burial grounds to complement available Xiongnu genetic diversity data.

2017-03-14T07:39:30+00:00 March 14th, 2017|

Y-chromosomal DNA analyzed for four prehistoric cemeteries from Cis-Baikal, Siberia

Results have been obtained from 16 males from the EN cemeteries Lokomotiv and Shamanka II representing haplogroups K, R1a1 and C3, and 20 males from the LN-EBA Ust'-Ida and Kurma XI cemeteries representing haplogroups Q, K and unidentified SNP (L914).

2016-11-23T06:08:51+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|