View Full Version : 3 individuals from the Last Glacial Maximum belong to haplogroup M - France & Belgium

02-06-2016, 11:55 PM
"New analysis of remains of ancient Europeans, from as far back as 35,000 years ago, suggests a major ‘turnover’ in the genetic makeup of people in the region at the same time as a major climatic change. It is so unprecedented, researchers have called it an ‘unknown chapter of human history’. Pictured are the ancient remains of a European found at the Dolnte Vestonice burial site in the Czech Republic" -

•Newly generated pre-Neolithic European mtDNA genomes triple the number available
•Clade M found for the first time in Europe, prior to the Last Glacial Maximum bottleneck
•Rapid single dispersal of all non-Africans less than 55,000 years ago
•Previously unknown major population shift in Europe at the end of the Pleistocene

Pleistocene Mitochondrial Genomes Suggest a Single Major Dispersal of Non-Africans and a Late Glacial Population Turnover in Europe (http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822%2816%2900087-7)

Europe’s population dramatically changed at the end of the last Ice Age (http://www.shh.mpg.de/144893/current_biology_single_major_dispersal_Feb_2016)


02-16-2018, 03:39 PM
Is the old clade of European mtDNA M found in any modern population or individual?