View Full Version : Did haplogroup R1b originate in or near Tajikistan?

11-12-2017, 01:57 PM
It seems to me that the most likely place of origin of haplogroup R1b is in the area of Tajikistan.
The Tajikistan/Krygyzstan area is central to all the interesting early remains of R, R1, and R2. From there they radiated in all directions.

R1b* is now found in the nearby area of southeastern Kazakhstan (and further west in Iran). And today's distribution of R1b-KH155 is centrally found in Tajikistan (plus Bhutan and Xinjiang to the east; and Turkey and Bahrain to the west).

It would not surprise me if the parent haplogroup K also originated in this area (Tajikistan or adjacent western China).

11-13-2017, 01:35 PM
This thread has been transferred to the more appropriate (R1b General) subforum.