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Scytho-Siberian genetics
Were Iranian-speaking Ossetians paleo-Asiatic Chinese?

Introduction

Here come two 2,500 year old Scythians who never heard about their Indo-Irano-Europeoidness.

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http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/104549043/ABSTRACT

Genetic analysis and ethnic affinities from two Scytho-Siberian skeletons

Research Article
François-Xavier Ricaut 1 2 *, Christine Keyser-Tracqui 1, Laurence Cammaert 3, Eric Crubézy 2, Bertrand Ludes 1 2
1Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Moléculaire, Institut de Médecine Légale, 67085 Strasbourg, France
2Anthropobiologie, Université Paul Sabatier, CNRS, UMR 8555, 31000 Toulouse, France
3Laboratory of Anthropology and Prehistory, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
email: François-Xavier Ricaut (fx.ricaut@infonie.fr)

*Correspondence to François-Xavier Ricaut, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Moléculaire, Institut de Médecine Légale, 11 rue Humann, 67085 Strasbourg Cedex, France

Funded by: French Department of Research

Keywords: ancient DNA STRs HV1 region haplogroup Scythian Central Asia
Abstract

We extracted DNA from two skeletons belonging to the Sytho-Siberian population, which were excavated from the Sebÿstei site (dating back 2,500 years) in the Altai Republic (Central Asia). Ancient DNA was analyzed by autosomal short tandem repeats (STRs) and by the sequencing of the hypervariable region 1 (HV1) of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region. The results showed that these two skeletons were not close relatives. Moreover, their haplogroups were characteristic of Asian populations. Comparison with the haplogroup of 3,523 Asian and American individuals linked one skeleton with a putative ancestral paleo-Asiatic population and the other with Chinese populations. It appears that the genetic study of ancient populations of Central Asia brings important elements to the understanding of human population movements in Asia. Am J Phys Anthropol, 2003. 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.


Received: 13 September 2002; Accepted: 31 March 2003

 

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1002/ajpa.10323   

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Pazyryk 4-2 c. BC
Burial place of a Massagetan warrior 8-7 c. BC
Scythians and their descendents
Alan Dateline
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Bulgar Dateline
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