Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
Note a Sarmatian sample turned out with yDNA R1b.
In what culture and when?

I personally think that even the use of the term is a bad practice because its use during ancient times doesn't seem consistent. (It was used even for people in Eastern Poland).

Can someone inform me on the place of those samples?
In a study conducted in 2014 by Gennady Afanasiev et al. on bone fragments from 10 Alanic burials on the Don River, DNA could be extracted from a total of 7. [clarification needed][23][clarification needed]
In 2015, the Institute of Archaeology in Moscow conducted research on various Sarmato-Alan and Saltovo-Mayaki culture Kurgan burials. In these analyses, the two Alan samples from the 4th to 6th century AD turned out to belong to yDNA haplogroups G2a-P15 and R1a-z94, while two of the three Sarmatian samples from the 2nd to 3rd century AD were found to belong to yDNA haplogroup J1-M267 while one belonged to R1a.[24] Three Saltovo-Mayaki samples from the 8th to 9th century AD turned out to have yDNA corresponding to haplogroups G, J2a-M410 and R1a-z94.[25][clarification needed]