K = 13 admixture analysis of Minoan and Mycenaean genomes

Below is a plot for a K = 13 admixture analysis that includes 19 new genomes, mostly from Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece. The table above the plot gives some information for these samples.

The new samples are mostly like the early European farmers, but with a significant amount of the Caucasus-related pine green component. The Minoan and Mycenaean samples have around 20% of this component.

The Mycenaean samples have about 10–13% of the medium blue Eastern European component, which is consistent with the Indo-European Greek language that they spoke.

The Late Bronze Age sample from Crete has 26.03% of the medium blue component, making it similar to modern Greeks and Cretans, except that it lacks the Natufian-related aqua green component present in the modern samples.

Sample Population Date BC
I2937 Neolithic Greece 5460–5378
I2499 Bronze Age Asia Minor 2836–2472
I2495 Bronze Age Asia Minor 2558–2295
I2683 Bronze Age Asia Minor 2500–1800
I9127 Minoan 2900–1900
I9128 Minoan 2900–1900
I9129 Minoan 2900–1900
I9130 Minoan 2900–1900
I9131 Minoan 2900–1900
I0070 Minoan 2000–1700
I0071 Minoan 2000–1700
I0073 Minoan 2000–1700
I0074 Minoan 2000–1700
I9005 Minoan 2000–1700
I9010 Mycenaean 1700–1200
I9041 Mycenaean 1700–1200
I9033 Mycenaean 1416–1280
I9006 Mycenaean 1411–1262
I9123 Late Bronze Age Crete 1370–1340

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2 comments on “K = 13 admixture analysis of Minoan and Mycenaean genomes
  1. Nick says:

    What is the geographical origin of your 4 Funnelbeaker MN samples?

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