- Reaction score
- Y-DNA haplogroup
- J2b L283 PH1602
Also didn't both the J2b2 and the J1 Kotias Klde samples share the same maternal haplogroup?
Found in the same cave, with the same dating. Seems like the smoking gun that J2b2 was part of the CHG (which no one doubted anyways). The bigger question now is where was the European J2b2 when L283 first developed. It could have already been closer to the Balkans.
Both NEO281 and the original Kotias, KK1, share the same maternal lineage.
Yes, formation could have been closer to the Balkans, but I still think the L283 Nal’chik sample points to possible origination somewhere in the NW Caucasus, especially with a Mesolithic formation date for J2b L283. Lots of contacts between NW Caucasus and the dry steppe north of the Black Sea stretching to present day western Ukraine and Moldova.