Genetic evidence suggests a sense of family, parity and conquest in the Xiongnu Iron Age nomads of Mongolia

  title={Genetic evidence suggests a sense of family, parity and conquest in the Xiongnu Iron Age nomads of Mongolia},
  author={Christine Keyser and Vincent Zv{\'e}nigorosky and Ang{\'e}la Gonzalez and J-l Fausser and Florence Jagorel and Patrice G{\'e}rard and Turbat Tsagaan and Sylvie Duchesne and {\'E}ric Crub{\'e}zy and Bertrand Ludes},
  journal={Human Genetics},
In an effort to characterize the people who composed the groups known as the Xiongnu, nuclear and whole mitochondrial DNA data were generated from the skeletal remains of 52 individuals excavated from the Tamir Ulaan Khoshuu (TUK) cemetery in Central Mongolia. This burial site, attributed to the Xiongnu period, was used from the first century BC to the first century AD. Kinship analyses were conducted using autosomal and Y-chromosomal DNA markers along with complete sequences of the… 

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