Posts Tagged ‘Ancient Near East’

Thanks to Genetiker who let me reblogg this as well as other of his bloggs. Please note that during Copper Age as well as later the notes made above his results for Armenia and Levanten is very very interesting for that partly confirms the later earliest written documentation….


Below is a plot for a K = 11 admixture analysis that includes 45 ancient Near Eastern genomes. The table below gives some information for these samples.

This analysis produced three Caucasoid components. The plot shows that the early Neolithic farmers of Asia Minor were mostly genetically similar to the early farmers of the Levant, but that they had a significant amount of admixture from European hunter-gatherers. This was indicated earlier by the presence of Y haplogroups I2c and C1a2 in some of them.

I may update this post with a new plot if another K = 11 analysis produces what I consider to be a better set of components.

Sample Region Culture Date I1407 Armenia Copper Age 4350–3700 BC I1634 Armenia Copper Age 4330–4060 BC I1631 Armenia Copper Age 4250–4050 BC I1632 Armenia Copper Age 4230–4000 BC I1409 Armenia Copper Age 4229–3985 BC I1658 Armenia Kura-Araxes 3347–3092 BC I1633…

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Thanks to Genetiker who allows me to reblogg this very interesting results re Phenotype SNPs from the ancient Near East.

I am intrigued by the results presented in the blogg because it seem to be in ”correspondence” with some ancient tales of travelling over long distances as well as with artifacts found along the tales’ waterways. It’s more than interesting.


Below are genotypes for SNPs that have a large effect on phenotype for 45 genomes from the ancient Near East. Derived alleles are in bold. These results are based on pseudo-haploid genotype data. I’ll update this post to give derived allele counts when the sequence data for these samples becomes available.

ASIP, rs6058017, Veddoid brown skin

Armenia Copper Age  I1632  GG
Iran Copper Age     I1661  AA
Levant Bronze Age   I1706  AA
Levant Bronze Age   I1730  AA

EDAR, rs3827760, Mongoloid teeth, hair, etc.

 Anatolia Copper Age I1584 AA Armenia Copper Age I1407 AA Armenia Copper Age I1631 AA Armenia Copper Age I1632 AA Armenia Copper Age I1634 AA Armenia Early Bronze Age I1633 AA Armenia Early Bronze Age I1635 AA Armenia Early Bronze Age I1658 AA Armenia Late Bronze Age I1656 AA Iran Copper Age I1661 AA Iran Copper Age I1662 AA Iran Copper Age I1665…

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