Monday, January 23, 2017
Ancient DNA evidence of an emerging noble class in early medieval Southern Germany
Some interesting news from 7th century AD Bavaria at the AJPA: Rott et al., Early medieval stone-lined graves in Southern Germany: analysis of an emerging noble class The paper's about kinship and social structure, and not geared for ancient population genetics. But the Y-chromosome haplogroups include R1b (7), I1 (2), I2b1 (2), and I2b, and the mitochondrial haplogroups include T2f (6), H2a2 (3), H1b, HV0*, U3a and U5a. Keep in mind that many of these samples are close relatives.