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Humanist
10-19-2013, 05:24 PM
Will update this post as I come across additional data. Only one Levantine population (Druze) is included so far, unfortunately. The sole Arabian population below are the Yemen Jews.

Sorted in descending order by mtDNA K %.


POP N= K K %
DRZ 311 39 12.5% Druze Shlush et al. 2007

MAN 17 1 5.9% South Iraqi Mandaeans Zahery et al. 2012
YEJ 119 6 5.0% Yemen Jews Behar et al. 2008

IQJ 135 3 2.2% Iraqi Jews Behar et al. 2008
ASY 100 2 2.0% Assyrians See Anthrogenica thread on Assyrian mtDNA
AZJ 58 1 1.7% Azerbaijan Jews Behar et al. 2008
GEJ 74 1 1.4% Georgia Jews Behar et al. 2008
IRJ 82 0 0.0% Iranian Jews Behar et al. 2008
UZJ 17 0 0.0% Uzbekistan Jews Behar et al. 2008

Levant
Druze

Arabia
Yemen Jews

Mesopotamia and Eastern Mizrahi
Azerbaijan Jews
Uzbekistan Jews
Iranian Jews
Iraqi Jews
Assyrians
Iraqi Mandaeans

Humanist
10-19-2013, 06:28 PM
Ancient Minoan mtDNA K % = 17.6%
N = 34
K = 6

Hughey et al. 2013

Wikipedia


The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately the 27th century BCE to the 15th century BCE.[1] It was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century through the work of British archaeologist Arthur Evans. Will Durant referred to it as "the first link in the European chain."[2]

Wikipedia


http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g326/dok101/Faces/crete_wikipedia.jpg


aDNA mtDNA K occurrences from the Levant so far:

From a post of mine at another forum (From Jean Manco's fine page, here (http://www.ancestraljourneys.org/ancientdna.shtml)):


Note: mtDNA haplogroups and subclades may not be current with the most recent version of the PhyloTree.

Neolithic
H or K Syria PPNB 6800-6000 BC
K? Syria PPNB 6800-6000 BC
K Syria PPNB 6000-5750 BC
K Syria PPNB 6000-5750 BC

Bronze Age
K Syria Amorite 2650–2450 BC Site in Syria (Amorite?)

Humanist
10-19-2013, 09:32 PM
Shen et al. 2004

N=16
Samaritan mtDNA K = 0%

Longbowman
01-27-2015, 01:31 PM
Shen et al. 2004

N=16
Samaritan mtDNA K = 0%

Perhaps 16 is too low and perhaps population drift really is that powerful but I really do have problems with Behar's interpretations re AJ K.

dp
01-27-2015, 06:43 PM
Perhaps 16 is too low and perhaps population drift really is that powerful but I really do have problems with Behar's interpretations re AJ K.

Not that Druze are Samaritans but they are in north Israel, but here are some stats from another paper:
http://www.anthrogenica.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3613&d=1422384133

dp :-)
PS: yes more samples are needed from minority and isolated groups for use in genetic demographic studies.
PPS: Just looked at Humanist's #1 post saw he included this paper in his summary.