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I-M253 is a branch on the paternal tree of humanity. The first male to belong to this line lived over 25,000 years ago. He was likely born during the late paleolithic to hunter-gatherers who traveled the open grassy parts of Eurasia.
Most members of this lineage alive today have a much more recent origin. They trace their ancestry to a small number of lines that lived during the Bronze Age in Europe.
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I-M253 Technical Details
This branch is defined by the Y-Haplotree at FamilyTreeDNA as I-M253. There, it is the child of the I-M170 branch.
This branch is defined by YFull as I1. There, it is the child of the I branch.