A western Eurasian male is found in 2000-year-old elite Xiongnu cemetery in Northeast Mongolia.

@article{Kim2010AWE,
  title={A western Eurasian male is found in 2000-year-old elite Xiongnu cemetery in Northeast Mongolia.},
  author={Kijeong Kim and Charles Brenner and Victor H. Mair and Kwang-Ho Lee and Jae Hyun Kim and Eregzen Gelegdorj and Natsag Batbold and Yi-Chung Song and Hyeung-Won Yun and Eun-Jeong Chang and Gavaachimed Lkhagvasuren and Munkhtsetseg Bazarragchaa and Ae-Ja Park and Inja Lim and Yun-Pyo Hong and Wonyong Kim and Sang-in Chung and Dae-jin Kim and Yoon-Hee Chung and Sung-Su Kim and Won-bok Lee and Kyung-Yong Kim},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2010},
  volume={142 3},
  pages={429-40}
}
We analyzed mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosome single nucleotide polymorphisms (Y-SNP), and autosomal short tandem repeats (STR) of three skeletons found in a 2,000-year-old Xiongnu elite cemetery in Duurlig Nars of Northeast Mongolia. This study is one of the first reports of the detailed genetic analysis of ancient human remains using the three types of genetic markers. The DNA analyses revealed that one subject was an ancient male skeleton with maternal U2e1 and paternal R1a1… CONTINUE READING
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