- Reaction score
- Y-DNA haplogroup
- R1b DF27*
- mtDNA haplogroup
Here's ANE K8 results of a Saami man from Finland along with the results of modern and ancient people from nearby regions. As you can see this Saami man fits in East Europe and is most similar to Far-East Europeans. This test confirms the Saami are not Mesolithic relics(They have minor Middle Eastern ancestry) or distinct from other Europeans. Although he does have the lowest Near Eastern score in this test of all Europeans.
If you had to break it down he looks to be 20% something Neolithic West Asian, 25% Siberian, and 55% Mesolithic East-Central European and Central Asian. His non-Siberian side is probably close to 75% Mesolithic European-Central Asian. There was already minor Siberian-admixture in Karelia over 7,000 years ago.
Considering how similar Bronze age Samara-Yamna were to modern Far-East Euros(especially Udmurts) and the 4,500YBP N1c from Russia, it's safe to assume his ancestors have been in East Europe mostly unchanged for many thousands of years.
There are still people who have an assumption Saami are genetically distinct from other Europeans and somehow more indigenous, which isn't true at all. It's based on recent historical events. Most people in the world used to be as ethnic and tribal Saami are(were). I'm tired of the ridiculous romanticism people have for Saami, Native Amercians, and other "indigenous" people in the world.
It wasn't till very recently that humans started to create large modern nations. The genetics of the modern world are mostly not defined by recent developments, they were more defined in much more primitive times. The people building skyscrapers in China today are the descendants of people who used sticks and stones to build their homes there thousands of years ago.
Being more primitive doesn't equal more native. Saami are a great example of this.