Quote Originally Posted by Semitic Duwa View Post
Woops, it wasn't in the cave of Makhpela (silly me) but in the tomb of the shroud in Akeldama (Jerusalem).
Most samples belonged to MtDNA haplogroups W (5 samples) and H (around four samples). Some of the (presumably) H samples might've been V or J1 instead.
This is all to be found in Matheson et al. 2009.
Oh I see, it's alright, people make mistakes. But wouldn't we expect also to find subclades of K? I reckon K1a9 for example arose in the near east before coming to Europe, otherwise it wouldn't be near eastern.

P.S What would haplogroup W stand for today?

Edit: Nevermind, silly me, just Googled W:

Possible time of origin 23,900 ybp[1]
Possible place of origin Western Asia
Ancestor N2
Descendants W1, 194
Defining mutations 195 204 207 1243 3505 5460 8251 8994 11947 15884C 16292[2]

So we're looking at another west Asian haplogroup which shouldn't be surprising to see pre exile Jews carrying?