Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ancient Bulgaria P192_1 DNA

Authors had sequenced the DNA from human tooth found at the site of a pit sanctuary near Svilengrad, Bulgaria, excavated between 2004 and 2006. The pits are associated with the Thracian culture and date to the Early Iron Age (800-500 BC) based on pottery found in the pits. A total of 67 ritual pits, including 16 pits containing human skele- tons or parts of skeletons, were explored during the excavations. An upper wisdom tooth from an adult male was used for DNA analysis. I converted the raw data of P192_1 sample 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:
Carpenter, Meredith L., Jason D. Buenrostro, Cristina Valdiosera, Hannes Schroeder, Morten E. Allentoft, Martin Sikora, Morten Rasmussen et al. "Pulling out the 1%: whole-genome capture for the targeted enrichment of ancient DNA sequencing libraries." The American Journal of Human Genetics 93, no. 5 (2013): 852-864.

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