Whole genome analysis sheds light on the genetic origin of Huns, Avars and conquering Hungarians

  title={Whole genome analysis sheds light on the genetic origin of Huns, Avars and conquering Hungarians},
  author={Zolt{\'a}n Mar{\'o}ti and Endre Nepar{\'a}czki and Oszk{\'a}r Sch{\"u}tz and Kitti Ma{\'a}r and Gergely I. B. Varga and Bence Kov{\'a}cs and Tibor Kalm{\'a}r and Emil Nyerki and Istv{\'a}n Nagy and Dóra Latinovics and Bal{\'a}zs Tihanyi and Ant{\'o}nia Marcsik and Gy{\"o}rgy P{\'a}lfi and Zsolt Bernert and Zsolt Gallina and Cipri{\'a}n Horv{\'a}th and S{\'a}ndor Varga and L{\'a}szl{\'o} K{\"o}ltő and I. Rasko and P{\'e}ter L. Nagy and Csilla Balogh and Albert R. Zink and Frank Maixner and Anders G{\"o}therstr{\"o}m and Robert George and Csaba Szalontai and Gergely Szenthe and Erwin G{\'a}ll and Attila Kiss and Zs{\'o}fia R{\'a}cz and Bence Guly{\'a}s and Bernadett Ny. Kovacs{\'o}czy and Szilard Sandor Gaal and P{\'e}ter Tomka and Tibor T{\"o}r{\"o}k},
Huns, Avars and conquering Hungarians were Migration Period nomadic groups which arrived in three successive waves in the Carpathian Basin between the 5th and 9th centuries. Based on historical data each of these groups are thought to have arrived from Asia, although their exact origin and relation to other ancient and modern populations has been debated. In this study we have sequenced 9 Hun, 143 Avar and 113 Hungarian conquest period samples, and identified three core populations… 
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