Genetic Analysis of a Scytho-Siberian Skeleton and Its Implications for Ancient Central Asian Migrations

@article{Ricaut2004GeneticAO,
  title={Genetic Analysis of a Scytho-Siberian Skeleton and Its Implications for Ancient Central Asian Migrations},
  author={François-Xavier Ricaut and Francois-X C J E B Keyser-Tracqui and Francois-X C J E B Bourgeois and Francois-X C J E B Crub{\'e}zy and Francois-X C J E B Ludes},
  journal={Human Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={76},
  pages={109 - 125}
}
The excavation of a frozen grave on the Kizil site (dated to be 2500 years old) in the Altai Republic (Central Asia) revealed a skeleton belonging to the Scytho-Siberian population. DNA was extracted from a bone sample and analyzed by autosomal STRs (short tandem repeats) and by sequencing the hypervariable region I (HV1) of the mitochondrial DNA. The resulting STR profile, mitochondrial haplotype, and haplogroup were compared with data from modern Eurasian and northern native American… Expand
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