New post at my blog....

Out of Iran.

Modern mtDNA, not just ancient DNA, indicates many mHGs originated and expanded out of Iran/Caucasus area relatively recently.

Actually it looks like mtDNA J1, W, and N1a1 *may* *may* have originated somewhere around Iran. If EEF is part something similar to Iran Neo then maybe EEF got J1c, W1, and N1a1a from Iran Neolithic-like groups. J1d and J1b definitely look like they're rooted in around Iran. And the J1c10* find in Iran Mesolithic could mean European/EEF J1c ultimately is from Iran like J1d and J1b.

Also, I have pretty irrefutable evidence now that European mtDNA is mostly EEF.