Saqqaq mtDNA

I downloaded this Saqqaq genome from the NIH and built clusters of genomes that are a 99% match to the Saqqaq genome, and as you can plainly see, many modern Europeans are a 99% match. The Saqqaq lived in Greenland about 4,500 years ago. I’ve seen some reports lately questioning the origins of native peoples in the Western Hemisphere, and in my work, it’s clear, that many of them are of the same maternal line as Europeans. The exception is the Mayans, who are instead related to the Iberian Roma. Here’s the distribution of 99% matches to the single Saqqaq genome. The y-axis gives the percentage of genomes in the population that are a 99% match.


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