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Theramster
09-15-2016, 06:12 AM
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Have these Paleo DNA samples been tested for R1a1b or are they just R1a-M459*?
The TMRCA for YP1272 (R1a1b) has been recently estimated by Yfull as 7300 bpy, around the same time as these two above paleo DNA samples.

tejus
11-04-2016, 06:21 AM
These DNA samples have not been tested for R1a1b

Gravetto-Danubian
11-04-2016, 07:09 AM
Apart from the Serteya sample, they were SNP capture or shotgun sequences, if I recall correctly.
So they actually are negative for downstream clades yet seen in modern or later ancient samples , unless they weren't "looked for".