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Tolan
09-12-2018, 10:03 AM
I am surprised that Isogg put Y-Adam as ancestor of Neanderthals and Denisovan!

According to the definition of Y-chromosomal Adam:
The most recent common ancestor (MRCA) from whom all currently living men are descended patrilineally

Today, there is no haplogroup from the Neanderthals or Denisovans!

On their tree, Y-Adam should be A00T, isn't it?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fyWMHOYKcR-t77kV-cN79A6B5-aBpQS8Y7W5juVKLV8/edit#gid=1904113265

Cofgene
09-12-2018, 11:07 AM
Well it is ISOGG.... barf

Osiris
09-12-2018, 10:30 PM
I agree, Adam is the name of the man who is the most recent common ancestor of all living men along the male lines. They should use a new name for that node, something that makes it clear they include all Sapiens, Neanderthal and Denisovan.

spruithean
09-13-2018, 12:49 AM
I agree, Adam is the name of the man who is the most recent common ancestor of all living men along the male lines. They should use a new name for that node, something that makes it clear they include all Sapiens, Neanderthal and Denisovan.

How about SAN-D, like Sandy. It could be clearer than referring to the root as "Adam".