Friday, January 12, 2024

Koban culture 1200-400BC

This data was already published in a Russian paper, now it is corrected and translated in English.

Judging by their autosomes the Koban people were migrants from south. In most likelihood from western parts of southern Caucasus. Their Y DNA G2a1 also supports that idea. Other Y DNA found there is the R1b almost certainly a remnant from earlier periods.
Koban culture also had steppe rich people. One of them was from north Balkans. The authors think that it was a Scythian, but I have a feeling that with more sampling we will find other possible candidates. In any case sometimes after 600BC the area was gradually conquered by Scythians and few centuries later by Sarmatians and a new Iranic people formed there. The Alans.

Klin-Yar III:ID355 Lib2al Female 0.286153
Zayukovo-3:ID72 Lib7al Male 0.042127 G2a1a1a1b1
Zayukovo-3:ID79/1 Lib8al Male 0.449777
Zayukovo-3:ID80 Lib9al Male 0.016644 G2a1a1a
Zayukovo-3:ID82/1 Lib11al Male 0.017636 R1b1a1b
Bratskiye 1-ye Kurgany:ID1402 Lib40al Female 0.338059

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