View Full Version : U106 individual Oostwoud North Holland Netherlands

09-19-2019, 11:34 AM
In 1962 burial mounds were found in Oostwoud, North Holland, Netherlands.

This is the official page of the U106 individual:


Very interesting to see his MtDNA. It is U5.

I understand people are trying to narrow down the U106 to something even more specific.

But U106 in combination with U5 can tell us something.

09-19-2019, 11:46 AM
" A DNA analysis of bones from English sites from the same period shows a sudden change around 2300 BC. From that moment on, the DNA profiles in present-day Great Britain are increasingly showing similarities with the DNA profiles from Oostwoud."


09-19-2019, 11:53 AM
And another document:


09-19-2019, 12:14 PM
The actual Kurgan Bell Beaker samples at Oostwoud were all R1b-P312. The one R1b-U106 was from a rather late burial (around 1800 BC, as I recall), and there is no evidence he was a Beaker man. He was buried without any bell beakers and was placed in his grave lying supine, on his back. There was a female in that mound, as well, also on her back and without any Bell Beaker artifacts. Those two appear to have actually belonged to the Elp culture, which was also found in Jutland at that time.

The Oostwoud Beaker men, on the other hand, were buried crouched on their left sides facing east, in typical Beaker fashion. As I recall, there were beakers with them, as well.

Hope I'm not too far off on all that. All my notes are at home, and I'm not there right now, so this is all from memory.

Wing Genealogist
09-19-2019, 12:31 PM
Welcome to Anthrogenica! Since you are R1b-U106+, If you had not already done so, I would encourage you to join the U106 Yahoogroup by sending an email to: [email protected]

I have created a Google Doc for U106 at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rpJP0Bt4qUQb9wWBFA7i1tLPV75ie_qS0iplwvvlVmQ/edit?usp=sharing

Some of this spreadsheet is dated (due to GDPA privacy reasons) but the Ancient/Medieval/Royal tab is kept up to date. This tab tracks all of the discovered U106+ remains to date.

09-23-2019, 10:21 AM
Thank you very much for this great overview. I am also already in there with a Big Y test.