Sunday, October 23, 2022

I was making an average of Yervanduni (Orontid) era samples and noticed an error

 I was making an average of Yervanduni (Orontid) era samples and noticed an error. The sample I19322 which is marked as Anc(ient) and is lumped with an another sample from Yervandid era Noratus is not from that era.

In fact it is from Urartian period. At 650bc.
And here how she looks.
Distance to: ARM_Noratus_Anc:I19322
0.03159227 TUR_SE_Batman_Anc
0.03801031 TUR_SE_Gaziantep_Byz
0.04000982 TUR_SE_Mardin_RomByz
0.04099196 IRN_Hasanlu_LBA_B
0.04365056 IRN_DinkhaTepe_BIA_A
0.04367149 TUR_SE_Mardin_PostMdv
0.04387448 TUR_E_Van_Urartian
0.04422451 TUR_SE_Kilis_Byz
0.04591197 IRN_Hasanlu_MBA
0.04793373 AZE_Caucasus_lowlands_LC
0.04808755 IRN_Hasanlu_IA
0.04809169 IRN_HajjiFiruz_C
0.05048535 TUR_SE_Sirnak_BA
0.05145230 GRC_Marathon_Rom
As You can see she plots with very southern samples. Even more southern than Van. She has mtdna X2 which also can be an indication of southern origin.
Her autosomes are by consequent very Levant/Iran shifted.
Target: ARM_Noratus_Anc:I19322
Distance: 3.3728% / 0.03372765
25.6 Central-farmer_AZE_LN
23.2 Levant_PPNB
21.8 IRN_Zagros_N
18.6 TUR_Barcin_N
5.8 Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
In conclusion we are dealing with a genuine Urartian era sample with southern origin very different from surrounding Lchashen/Etiuni people in modern Armenia.
Another such sample (I13035 dated 605bc) is found from Karmir Blur (Teisheba). So currently we have two such examples.
But in reality the number of such people were much more numerous. Simply we are missing samples from real Urartian sites in RoA.

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