Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ancient DNA from 10 Petrous Bones

The authors carried out intra-petrous comparisons for 10 petrous bones from specimens from Holocene archaeological contexts across Eurasia dated between 10,000-1,800 calibrated years before present (cal. BP). The methodology they used may potentially enable ancient DNA analyses of samples from hot regions that are otherwise not amenable to ancient DNA analyses. The ancient DNA from 10 petrous bones were provided by authors with their paper. I converted the raw data of these samples into formats familiar to genetic genealogists. The complete SNPs are available for download. I also filtered with SNPs tested by DNA testing companies like FTDNA, 23andMe and Ancestry but found significantly less common SNPs. Haplogroups, site location, age of the sample etc as per the authors can be found in Ancient DNA page.

Ron Pinhasi , Daniel Fernandes, Kendra Sirak, Mario Novak, Sarah Connell, Songül Alpaslan-Roodenberg, Fokke Gerritsen, Vyacheslav Moiseyev, Andrey Gromov, Pál Raczky, Alexandra Anders, Michael Pietrusewsky, Gary Rollefson, Marija Jovanovic, Hiep Trinhhoang, Guy Bar-Oz, Marc Oxenham, Hirofumi Matsumura, Michael Hofreiter et al. "Optimal Ancient DNA Yields from the Inner Ear Part of the Human Petrous Bone" doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129102

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