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    Turkic peoples - East Asian propaganda finally finds an end

    Damgaard 2018 says that Turks were originally East Asian, because they found an East Asian elite member in a Göktürk tomb.

    Jeong 2020, however, says that most Göktürk samples belonged to paternal Haplogroup J2 (6/9 or 66.%), with the others being R1b (1/9 or or 11%) and O2 (2/9 or 22%) and that the general increase of East Asian ancestry is associated with the migration of Mongols and Tungusic tribes from Northeast Asia. Jeong also says that this East Asian elite guy apparently was obviously a Chinese attendant sacrificed to guard the tomb entrance.

    It seems that early Turks must have been Chinese with haplogroup O, according to the propaganda of the last 80 years in scholarship of which Damgaard was the last surviving drop.

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    What type of J2 are we talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archetype0ne View Post
    What type of J2 are we talking about?
    I think J2a.

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    Let me guess if I understood the OP properly: is the claim that the early Turkic people were not fully East Asian people or is it in fact, as it seems, claiming that they were mostly West Eurasian with very little genetic affinities/contacts with East Asian-majority populations?

    And what is this supposed "East Asian propaganda" (sounds like the stuff of conspiracy theories...). I'd really like to know why there is such a noticeable Anti-East Asian bias or at least a huge discomfort in some (Western) Turkic people with the idea that their earliest linguistic ancestors must have had significant East Asian ancestry.

    Is there some anti-East Asian racism in the Near East, Eastern Europe and southern parts of Central Asia? I can't help feeling that some of them react almost as it is offensive to say that most (yes, definitely almost ALL) ancient Turkic samples and the very documented history of the Early Turkic peoples and tribal confederations puts them in close connection to Central-Eastern Siberia and the northern part of China and East Turkestan/Xinjiang, which hardly correlates with an overwhelmingly West Eurasian genetic makeup merely 2,000 years ago or less than that.

    Any analysis that relies solely on 1 study focusing on one single period, territory and population and, to make matters much worse, is totally based on Y-DNA lineages alone is doomed to be incorrect or at best very incomplete, especially in the case of early Turkic peoples, which, as was already thought and archaeogenomics only proved even more unmistakably, had varied origins and didn't expand from one single population, but rather in various waves that involved genetically distinct (but always very mixed) people and was probably at least as much about assimilation of non-Turkic foreigners as about expansion of previously already Turkic peoples.

    Nearly all the ancient DNA samples identified with Turkic archaeological sites have West Eurasian+East Eurasian mixed individuals, with proportions varying a lot from mostly East Eurasian to mostly West Eurasian, but the majority is usually 40-70% East Eurasian, especially those from Central Asia. Mt-DNA haplogroups have a very high proportion of East Eurasian lineages, and even Y-DNA lineages, summing up all the various Turkic groups, include a huge variety of lineages that also encompass characteristically East Eurasian/Siberian lineages found in mostly autosomally East Asian ethnicities from Central Asia and Northeast Asia. That includes Q, N, O and C.

    Nonetheless, we all know Y-DNA haplogroups and autosomal DNA don't go always hand in hand: e.g. one of the modern peoples with the highest % of R1a-M17 (typical from EMBA Steppe Herders) is the Kyrghyz, who are genetically and phenotypially very much shifted toward East Asians due to mixing and heavy drift. A 2020 study on ancient samples from Mongolia and the vicinity of the Altai show that Late 1st millennium B.C./Early 1st millennium A.D. samples from the western portion of that area had a mixture of West+East Eurasian ancestry, but were mostly East Eurasian, even though there had been a notable increase in Western Steppe Herder-related haplogroups like R1a and R1b compared to centuries earlier, probably via social/cultural selection and drift.

    Besides, it is just way too obvious that there is a correlation between the Turkification of the steppes and of parts of Central Asia and West Asia and a significant increase in East Asian admixture in the local genetics. Virtually every region where Turkic speakers settled has today East Asian ancestry that didn't exist or existed in much lower proportions before their arrival. That of course doesn't imply those Turks were exclusively East Asian in ancestry, but it does sugges they had a very considerable amount of it.
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    Some Global25 ancestry models of averaged Early Turkic and Late Antiquity Central-Eastern Asian population samples (ancient DNA), probably related to later Turks. The mixed makeup with very high East Asian ancestry (drawn blue) is an almost universal feature.

    Target: MNG_Early_Xiongnu_SKT007
    Distance: 2.0139% / 0.02013877 | R5P
    67.8 MNG_Khovsgol_BA
    24.4 RUS_Kurma_EBA
    4.0 MNG_East_N
    3.8 MYS_LN

    Target: MNG_Early_Xiongnu_west
    Distance: 2.1273% / 0.02127327 | R5P
    45.6 Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
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    9.4 TKM_Geoksyur_N
    5.6 TUR_Barcin_N
    4.0 CHN_Boshan_N

    Target: MNG_Early_Xiongnu_rest
    Distance: 1.4008% / 0.01400763 | R5P
    55.0 RUS_Yakutia_N
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    15.0 MNG_Khovsgol_BA
    9.2 CHN_Upper_Yellow_River_LN
    4.6 IRN_Ganj_Dareh_N

    Target: MNG_Early_Med_Uigur
    Distance: 1.3227% / 0.01322723 | R5P
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    23.4 Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
    13.4 TUR_Barcin_N
    13.2 CHN_Upper_Yellow_River_LN

    Target: MNG_Early_Med_Turk
    Distance: 1.5161% / 0.01516070 | R5P
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    8.0 TUR_Tepecik_Ciftlik_N
    6.0 IRN_Ganj_Dareh_N
    2.2 CHN_Boshan_N

    Target: MNG_Slab_Grave_EIA_1
    Distance: 1.3423% / 0.01342285 | R5P
    43.6 MNG_East_N
    26.8 RUS_Yakutia_N
    16.8 RUS_Kurma_EBA
    8.0 CHN_Upper_Yellow_River_LN
    4.8 MNG_Khovsgol_BA

    Target: MNG_Xiongnu_Central_Asian
    Distance: 2.2913% / 0.02291347 | R5P
    38.4 MNG_Khovsgol_BA
    35.0 Yamnaya_RUS_Kalmykia
    12.6 CHN_Upper_Yellow_River_LN
    11.4 TKM_Geoksyur_N
    2.6 AASI_Hyp

    Target: MNG_Xiongnu_East_Asian
    Distance: 1.8166% / 0.01816615 | R5P
    51.0 CHN_Boshan_N
    25.0 CHN_Western_Liao_River_LN
    8.8 MYS_LN
    7.8 CHN_Upper_Yellow_River_LN
    7.4 MNG_Khovsgol_BA

    Target: KAZ_Kipchak
    Distance: 2.1663% / 0.02166260 | R5P
    32.4 RUS_Yakutia_N
    30.6 Yamnaya_RUS_Kalmykia
    15.2 TUR_Barcin_N
    11.0 IRN_Ganj_Dareh_N
    10.8 CHN_Western_Liao_River_LN

    Target: KAZ_Karluk
    Distance: 2.2206% / 0.02220646 | R5P
    28.8 RUS_Yakutia_N
    23.0 Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
    19.4 TKM_Geoksyur_N
    18.2 CHN_Upper_Yellow_River_LN
    10.6 TUR_Tepecik_Ciftlik_N

    Target: KAZ_Karakhanid
    Distance: 1.3321% / 0.01332075 | R5P
    43.4 MNG_Khovsgol_BA
    16.4 CHN_Boshan_N
    14.4 Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
    14.0 TKM_Geoksyur_N
    11.8 TUR_Tepecik_Ciftlik_N

    Target: KAZ_Kimak
    Distance: 4.4381% / 0.04438136 | R5P
    36.2 RUS_Yakutia_N
    24.6 RUS_Samara_HG
    23.8 TKM_Geoksyur_N
    9.2 TUR_Barcin_N
    6.2 CHN_Boshan_N

    Target: KAZ_Nomad_HP
    Distance: 1.9527% / 0.01952741 | R5P
    51.6 MNG_East_N
    31.8 RUS_Yakutia_N
    11.0 Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
    3.6 CHN_Boshan_N
    2.0 GEO_CHG

    Target: KAZ_Nomad_IA
    Distance: 2.1702% / 0.02170170 | R5P
    39.8 Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
    19.6 RUS_Yakutia_N
    17.6 RUS_Tyumen_HG
    13.8 TUR_Barcin_N
    9.2 IRN_Ganj_Dareh_N

    Target: KAZ_Nomad_MA
    Distance: 2.0143% / 0.02014275 | R5P
    28.0 Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
    27.6 MNG_East_N
    26.8 MNG_Khovsgol_BA
    11.0 TUR_Tepecik_Ciftlik_N
    6.6 CHN_Boshan_N

    Target: KAZ_Turk
    Distance: 1.4844% / 0.01484370 | R5P
    38.0 Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
    18.8 CHN_Upper_Yellow_River_LN
    17.4 RUS_Yakutia_N
    17.4 TUR_Barcin_N
    8.4 IRN_Ganj_Dareh_N

    Target: KGZ_Nomad_MA
    Distance: 2.5539% / 0.02553896 | R5P
    45.6 RUS_Yakutia_N
    28.6 MNG_East_N
    16.4 Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
    6.2 CHN_Boshan_N
    3.2 TUR_Barcin_N

    Target: KGZ_Turk
    Distance: 2.2250% / 0.02224983 | R5P
    50.2 RUS_Kurma_EBA
    23.8 Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
    14.4 CHN_Upper_Yellow_River_LN
    7.8 TUR_Barcin_N
    3.8 IRN_Ganj_Dareh_N

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    Target: MNG_Early_Xiongnu_west
    Distance: 2.1273% / 0.02127327 | R5P
    45.6 Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
    35.4 MNG_Khovsgol_BA
    9.4 TKM_Geoksyur_N
    5.6 TUR_Barcin_N
    4.0 CHN_Boshan_N
    Turkic-speaking peoples in western China like the Uyghurs do have Steppe ancestry and they are linked to Yamnaya/Afanasievo cultures. Xinjiang is associated with the Tocharian language, which was present from 500 to 900 CE in central Xinjiang. This Indo-European language is associated with Afanasievo-related people such as the Afanasievo, who introduced the language to Xinjiang. Recent decades have seen a mass migration of Han Chinese (China's ethnic majority) to Xinjiang but their unique culture must be preserved.

    The BA around Xinjiang was predominantly represented by western Steppe–related ancestries, which included the EMBA Yamnaya/Afanasievo cultures (28, 40, 42, 48). For instance, we find that the WSteppe_EMBA populations cluster with individuals from the Songshugou site in northern Xinjiang (NSSG_EMBA) in multiple haplogroups (U4, U5, H2, H6a, and W3). This is consistent with the Afanasievo-style relics at Songshugou (SSG) and the physical anthropology of an individual from this site (tomb M15) who shows European-like characteristics (49). We also find evidence for the influence of Chemurchek culture in BA Xinjiang, as suggested by the archaeological records of standing stone pillars with anthropomorphic figures around different cemeteries (50). The BA populations within Xinjiang were quite mixed genetically, as we found the presence of both East (NEA) and West (western Steppe–related) Eurasian mitochondrial haplogroups. Despite high admixture among the BA Xinjiang people, some unique genetic affinities are still observed. For example, western Steppe–related populations appear to have affected the northern and western Xinjiang populations (NWAfana_EMBA and NChemur_EMBA) more notably than the eastern Xinjiang groups (E_BA and E_LBA), which showed more NEA connections. The NEA connection is consistent with the archaeologically hypothesized formation of the earliest known culture in BA eastern Xinjiang, the Tianshanbeilu culture (~3900 BP). It has been suggested that the Majiayao/Machang culture in Gansu Province, east of Xinjiang, formed the Tianshanbeilu culture in eastern Xinjiang and formed the Siba culture in the Hexi Corridor (51). Individuals from BA eastern Xinjiang (E_BA; Tianshanbeilu culture) also showed physical similarities to populations from the Gan-Qing region (52). Consistent with these reports, we found that later LBA populations in eastern Xinjiang also had genetic connections to ancient Gan-Qing populations (GQQijia_BA and GQKayue_LBA). The presence of some West Eurasian–related haplogroups in eastern Xinjiang (both E_BA and E_LBA) is further consistent with the presence of burial forms, ornaments, and tools at the Tianshanbeilu site that share some West Eurasian features (53, 54), as well as some individuals that had European-like physical characteristics (55).
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    Carlos Quiles claims Proto-Turkic homeland is Uyuk Culture which is 50% Sintashta ancestry-wise.

    There were other researchers who put the Turkic homeland in between Ob-Irtysh rivers too.

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