Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ancient Hungarian Neolithic genome - NE4

The Great Hungarian Plain was a crossroads of cultural transformations that have shaped European prehistory. The authors had analysed a 5,000-year transect of human genomes, sampled from petrous bones giving consistently excellent endogenous DNA yields, from 13 Hungarian Neolithic, Copper, Bronze and Iron Age burials including two to high (~22 × ) and seven to ~1 × coverage, to investigate the impact of these on Europe’s genetic landscape. I converted the raw data of NE4 from M. Neol. Tiszadob-Bükk Culture found at Polgár-Ferenci-hát site in Hungary into formats familiar to genetic genealogists. I also filtered with SNPs tested by DNA testing companies like FTDNA, 23andMe and Ancestry in order to upload to GEDMatch but found this ancient DNA has less SNPs that are common with them. Hence, I did not upload this to GEDMatch. However, complete SNPs are available for download.

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Reference:
Cristina Gamba, Eppie R. Jones, Matthew D. Teasdale, Russell L. McLaughlin, Gloria Gonzalez-Fortes, Valeria Mattiangeli, László Domboróczki, Ivett Kővári, Ildikó Pap, Alexandra Anders, Alasdair Whittle, János Dani, Pál Raczky, Thomas F. G. Higham, Michael Hofreiter, Daniel G. Bradley & Ron Pinhasi "Genome flux and stasis in a five millennium transect of European prehistory" doi:10.1038/ncomms6257.

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