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

  title={Genetic Analysis of a Scytho-Siberian Skeleton and Its Implications for Ancient Central Asian Migrations},
  author={F. X. Ricaut and Christine Keyser-Tracqui and Joanne Bourgeois and {\'E}ric Crub{\'e}zy and Bertrand Ludes},
  journal={Human Biology},
  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… 

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