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From: "Lawrence Mayka" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] EA Pict Haplotype
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 09:05:52 -0500
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> From: Alan R [mailto:]
> as extraction of y-dna from ancient bones of all
> periods is the Rosetta Stone of archaeogenetics. Can
> this really be true? If it is, is this a one-off due
> to freak preservation conditions?

Mongolian yDNA from almost 2000 years ago was successfully recovered several
years ago:

The haplotypes recovered are listed in Table 2. The one with
DYS385a,b=11,14 is clearly R1a, demonstrating that about 2000 years ago, R1a
had gotten as far east as Mongolia.

The one with DYS385a,b=15,17 looks like a Q, according to Athey's predictor.

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