Average Percentages of WHG, ENF, and ESH Ancestry in Modern Europeans

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My friend recently did a DNA test with Family Tree DNA and his ancientOrigins results came back with him being 50% Hunter Gatherer, 39% Neolithic Farmer, and 11% Eastern Steppe Herder. This was surprising to me because I was under the impression that the percentage of European hunter gatherer DNA in modern Europeans was miniscule. I couldn't find any up-to-date information about this topic online. Does anyone have any information about the average percentages of hunter gatherer DNA in modern Europeans?
 
My friend recently did a DNA test with Family Tree DNA and his ancientOrigins results came back with him being 50% Hunter Gatherer, 39% Neolithic Farmer, and 11% Eastern Steppe Herder. This was surprising to me because I was under the impression that the percentage of European hunter gatherer DNA in modern Europeans was miniscule. I couldn't find any up-to-date information about this topic online. Does anyone have any information about the average percentages of hunter gatherer DNA in modern Europeans?

I got a similar result from the Family DNA website. They never expalined to me what parts of Europe the WHG came from. I later found out that many WHG represented by the YDNA signature I-M253 survived in the northern part of the Continent. So maybe you have a lot of autosomodial DNA from that area.
 
My friend recently did a DNA test with Family Tree DNA and his ancientOrigins results came back with him being 50% Hunter Gatherer, 39% Neolithic Farmer, and 11% Eastern Steppe Herder. This was surprising to me because I was under the impression that the percentage of European hunter gatherer DNA in modern Europeans was miniscule. I couldn't find any up-to-date information about this topic online. Does anyone have any information about the average percentages of hunter gatherer DNA in modern Europeans?

Those numbers sound similar to what Estonians, Lithuanians, and Latvians get.
 
My friend recently did a DNA test with Family Tree DNA and his ancientOrigins results came back with him being 50% Hunter Gatherer, 39% Neolithic Farmer, and 11% Eastern Steppe Herder. This was surprising to me because I was under the impression that the percentage of European hunter gatherer DNA in modern Europeans was miniscule. I couldn't find any up-to-date information about this topic online. Does anyone have any information about the average percentages of hunter gatherer DNA in modern Europeans?

Nope,depending on his/her nationality he/she may have larger WHG admixture
 
Those numbers sound similar to what Estonians, Lithuanians, and Latvians get.

I would expect more Western Steppe Herder (Yamnaya) ancestry, if that were the case.
 
My friend recently did a DNA test with Family Tree DNA and his ancientOrigins results came back with him being 50% Hunter Gatherer, 39% Neolithic Farmer, and 11% Eastern Steppe Herder. This was surprising to me because I was under the impression that the percentage of European hunter gatherer DNA in modern Europeans was miniscule. I couldn't find any up-to-date information about this topic online. Does anyone have any information about the average percentages of hunter gatherer DNA in modern Europeans?

Swedes/Nords seem to have the highest surviving WHG component.

Target: German
Distance: 3.8176% / 0.03817627
46.2Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
40.4TUR_Marmara_Barcin_N
13.4WHG


Target: Greek_Messenia
Distance: 3.0293% / 0.03029313
62.0TUR_Marmara_Barcin_N
38.0Yamnaya_RUS_Samara



Target: Italian_Northeast
Distance: 2.4410% / 0.02441022
54.4TUR_Marmara_Barcin_N
38.4Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
7.2WHG



Target: Swedish
Distance: 4.5887% / 0.04588700
51.2Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
32.2TUR_Marmara_Barcin_N
16.6WHG



Target: Sardinian
Distance: 3.3761% / 0.03376101
82.0TUR_Marmara_Barcin_N
13.0WHG
5.0Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
 
Latvians have high WHG but the distance is so great it's most likely an EHG rather than WHG component plus a later Slav component.
 
Swedes/Nords seem to have the highest surviving WHG component.

Target: German
Distance: 3.8176% / 0.03817627
46.2Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
40.4TUR_Marmara_Barcin_N
13.4WHG


Target: Greek_Messenia
Distance: 3.0293% / 0.03029313
62.0TUR_Marmara_Barcin_N
38.0Yamnaya_RUS_Samara



Target: Italian_Northeast
Distance: 2.4410% / 0.02441022
54.4TUR_Marmara_Barcin_N
38.4Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
7.2WHG



Target: Swedish
Distance: 4.5887% / 0.04588700
51.2Yamnaya_RUS_Samara
32.2TUR_Marmara_Barcin_N
16.6WHG



Target: Sardinian
Distance: 3.3761% / 0.03376101
82.0TUR_Marmara_Barcin_N
13.0WHG
5.0Yamnaya_RUS_Samara

Balts and Slavs have the highest amount of WHG by far -
 

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51% Hunter-Gatherer, 39% Farmer, and 10% Metal Age Invader. 0% Non-European.

47% England/Wales/Scotland, 21% Scandinavian, 20% Central Europe. 13% Ireland. So, basically 80% Northern Europe, 20% Central Europe.

My Y-DNA lineage (I2a1b1/M223..M284..L126..Y4751) was pre-Celtic, pre-Bell Beaker, British Isles Neolithic (New Grange), European Paleolithic.
 

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