Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ancient Bulgaria K8 DNA

Authors had sequenced the DNA from human tooth found in the Yakimova Mogila Tumulus, which dates to the Iron Age (450-400 BC), near Krushare, Bulgaria. An aristocratic inhumation burial containing rich grave goods was excavated in 2008. A molar from one individual, probably male, was used for DNA analysis. I converted the raw data of this K8 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 and the filtered SNPs are available for download.

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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