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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Atlas project: a geographic guide to the genomics and archeology of prehistoric Sweden


A beta version of the project website is located here. Thus far, the project map includes basic info on three low resolution Neolithic samples from southern Sweden, so hopefully we won't have to wait long for the site to be updated. Here's the official project summary:

The Atlas project aims to generate genomic information from all human remains that are older than 5,000 BP (some 100 partial skeletons) and that are excavated within today’s Swedish borders. We will also select several hundred skeletal remains to sequence that date from the Bronze Age to the late Iron Age/Early Medieval period. The genetic data will be analyzed using state-of-the-art population genetic and statistical tools. The results will be compiled in this Atlas of ancient Scandinavian human remains. The Atlas will contain curate a wealth of information on the samples, including archaeological-, osteological-, dating-, isotope- and genetic-information, and all the information and data will be publically available. We hope that the Atlas can stimulate multidisciplinary approaches for research about human past and serve as a window to disseminate information to anyone.

It's great to know that all of the raw data will be freely available to the public. By the way, a lot of people, including myself, are eagerly awaiting results from The Rise, another Swedish-based project with a big focus on the genetic prehistory of Northern Europe. I've no idea how things are going with that, but some background info can be found at my other blog:

Hundreds of prehistoric North European skeletons to be genotyped for Y-DNA, mtDNA and autosomal DNA

10 comments:

barakobama said...

Do you have access of the raw data from Skoglund 2014? I hope genomes from early farmers from the Levant and eastern European hunter gatherers are sampled soon.

Daniel Szelkey said...

I still think that el Portalon had R1b from yfull.com and the afanovona had Q1a from yfull.com

barakobama said...

"I still think that el Portalon had R1b from yfull.com and the afanovona had Q1a from yfull.com"

PLEASE, GIVE YOUR SOURCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daniel Szelkey said...

yfull.com is the source.
http://yfull.com/news/
1. go to the site.
2. p3 is probably portalon although I am not sure.
3. you can also find mal'ta
4. They removed afanogora but he was their.

Daniel Szelkey said...

the ones that come from a population that say none are ancient individuals p3 is an ancient individual.

barakobama said...

They don't list P3's mtDNA(Portalon had U5b1b), P3 was updated on January 14, 2014 but Daskalaki 2014 was published on April 22, 2014, and none of the SNPs listed are on ISOGG's R tree.

I really really really really hope that's Portalon and that he had R1b(probably Df27) but it may not be him. AG2 having Q1a is evidence Y DNA P is an ancient west Eurasian paternal lineage which is surprising, because of it's close relation to east Eurasian lineages.

Thank you very much for the info.

Daniel Szelkey said...

P3 is R1a1-z93 I looked closer at the data. Meaning that is probably not portalon. I made a mistake, however this means that somewhere, an R1a that is ancient has been discovered as being R1a-z93 because the population is labeled as none. It probably just means that someone typed one of the Siberians and they turned out to be R1a-z93. However, if you ask around you will discover that they once had afanoveno on the chart and he was labeled as Q1a. They removed this sample however.

barakobama said...

How do you know he is labeled as R1a-Z93? I could not find any of the SNPs listed in ISOOG's R tree. I bet it is one of bronze-iron age Siberians, which will be evidence of an eastern European not Iranian origin of R1a-M417 as a whole.

Daniel Szelkey said...

yfull.com
has their own tree

http://yfull.com/tree/R/

ZeGrammarNazi said...

P3 = Ashkenazi Jew from the Rootsi and Behar paper.