Patrilocality and hunter-gatherer-related ancestry of populations in East-Central Eur


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[h=1]Patrilocality and hunter-gatherer-related ancestry of populations in East-Central Europe during the Middle Bronze Age[/h][h=2]Abstract[/h]The demographic history of East-Central Europe after the Neolithic period remains poorly explored, despite this region being on the confluence of various ecological zones and cultural entities. Here, the descendants of societies associated with steppe pastoralists form Early Bronze Age were followed by Middle Bronze Age populations displaying unique characteristics. Particularly, the predominance of collective burials, the scale of which, was previously seen only in the Neolithic. The extent to which this re-emergence of older traditions is a result of genetic shift or social changes in the MBA is a subject of debate. Here by analysing 91 newly generated genomes from Bronze Age individuals from present Poland and Ukraine, we discovered that Middle Bronze Age populations were formed by an additional admixture event involving a population with relatively high proportions of genetic component associated with European hunter-gatherers and that their social structure was based on, primarily patrilocal, multigenerational kin-groups.

91 new genomes?!

Edit: YEP!
Yeah, that’s a lot of samples for only one small study.

What I find interesting about this study, is the survival of Euro HG-rich populations well into the MBA. One would expect them to be already gone by the Neolithic but this seems not to be the case.
This is a highly interesting paper, have you checked whether anyone of the I2a samples fall into the same branches as the Tollense warriors with I2a?

More exceptional is also one I1a in Komarow:
643 single 0,183894 9171 324823 XY 6,6107E-05 0,993277 0,2763 0,2761 W6a I1a2a1a1~ Komar?w Ukraine Beremiany 48,886 25,448 grave , ind. 2 3500 ? 30 1919-1701 Poz-61777

and 2 R1b in Mierzanowice. Interestingly, one of them has the same mtDNA as the Komarow I1a:
537 single 0,030955 1825 66202 consistentwithXYbutnotXX 6,6107E-05 0,9491077 0,4011 0,4006 W6a R1b1a1b Mierzanowice Poland Świniary Stare 1 50,536 21,530 grave 59 3615 ? 35 2128-1886 Poz-83841

W6a is most widespread in modern Slavs and appeared in Lithuania in ancient DNA records:

Would be good to know whether the R-M269 samples fall into R-L51 or R-Z2103.
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Pribislav said:
I've checked all male samples long ago, and shared an unofficial spreadsheet in the relevant AG thread. But dating and location info was missing for several samples, so now when the paper is published I inserted terminal subclades in the official spreadsheet, and rearranged it a bit:

Chyleński 2023
Pribislav responded:


Thanks! Seems like this is the new AG.

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