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Tomenable
01-12-2022, 10:18 PM
Or are they just linguistically Turkicized natives of the region? The Early Medieval sample from Yakutia is pretty much the same as modern Yakuts, even though it predates the arrival of Yakut language to the region (if I'm not mistaken):

Distance to: RUS_Yana_MA:Yana_Young [dated to 1050-1250 AD]
0.03114707 Yakut
0.04020740 Sakha
0.06699746 Dolgan
0.11528888 Evenk
0.11599602 Todzin
(...)

Although Late Neolithic samples are admittedly different:

Distance to: RUS_Yakutia_Ymyiakhtakh_LN:yak021
0.05577941 Yukagir_Tundra
0.06523120 Nganassan
0.06558116 Even
0.08384846 Evenk
0.10701579 Koryak
(...)

Distance to: RUS_Yakutia_Ymyiakhtakh_LN:Kamenka1
0.06760518 Yukagir_Tundra
0.06767126 Nganassan
0.07179231 Even
0.07866252 Evenk
0.11835146 Todzin
(...)

Distance to: RUS_Yakutia_Ymyiakhtakh_LN:Kamenka3
0.06285526 Yukagir_Tundra
0.07155585 Even
0.07406188 Nganassan
0.08215681 Evenk
0.11427256 Koryak
(...)

Distance to: RUS_Yakutia_Ymyiakhtakh_LN:N4b2
0.06300490 Yukagir_Tundra
0.07509860 Evenk
0.08004853 Even
0.08145025 Nganassan
0.08825834 Todzin
(...)

chum
01-13-2022, 09:38 AM
I think they are mainly descended from the natives with a nearly unnoticable amount of Turkic ancestry, you can see it slightly when you play around with individual samples

Here's an example:

Distance difference: ( AC - BC ) ↑
A: Yakut:457_A
B: Yakut:785_A
C: ↴
-0.04638150 MNG_Early_Med_Turk
-0.04615547 KAZ_Kipchak
-0.04572244 MNG_UUS001
-0.04569206 KAZ_Otyrar_Antiquity_o1
-0.04569030 KAZ_Karakhanid
-0.04535652 KGZ_Turk
-0.04529648 KAZ_Nomad_MA
-0.04506834 KAZ_Mayemer_IA
-0.04504810 MNG_Early_Med_Uigur
-0.04498253 TUR_Ottoman
-0.04494314 KAZ_Korgantas_IA_o1
-0.04488068 KGZ_Chilpek_IA
-0.04479870 KAZ_Karluk
-0.04473746 HUN_Hun_Elite_IA
-0.04473198 KAZ_Karakaba_MA
-0.04463967 KAZ_Turk
-0.04459324 RUS_Zevakino_Chilikta_IA
-0.04442149 KAZ_Xianbei_Hun_Antiquity
-0.04428831 RUS_Kostenki14
-0.04384848 RUS_Sunghir
-0.04380181 CHN_Shirenzigou_IA
-0.04352280 Saka_Kazakh_steppe
-0.04347356 MNG_KHI001
-0.04338203 MNG_EIA_5
-0.04336743 RUS_Marinskaya_IA