Rushville, IN, USA
rrhammons@rrhammons.com

Ancient DNA Matches

There is a DNA service that compares your DNA to tens of thousands of DNA samples taken from bones from archealogical sites around the world. The company is called My True Ancestry. What this site has done for me more than any other DNA service is to paint a much clearer picture of my family origins. Because my father and mother have very similar genetic backgrounds I have not been able to determine which of these samples are from my paternal or maternal side. In some cases I'm sure they are both. I currently have 140 samples that I match and more than half were found in two countries, England and Czech Republic. All of the Czech samples are from the Bronze Age and are ethnically Celts and all of the Bronze Age samples from England are also Celts. The Iron Age samples from England are mostly Saxons with some Danish Vikings. Most of my Middle Age samples are Danish Vikings. My haplogroup is J-CTS11760 (J2b2a1...) and my ancient matches to my y-DNA are found in the Balkans, in particular Croatia.


This map on the left shows the higher concentration of Celts with the dark green the epicenter of their beginnings. A very large majority of my Celtic matches occur in the dark green area. The map on the right shows J2b2 ancient sample sites. The purple are BC samples and the orange are AD samples. As you can see a majority of the BC samples are in Croatia with a couple in Slovenia.

Here is a breakdown of my ancient populations:

  Estimate
Celts 33-37%
Celtic Parisi 18-20%
Danish Vikings 14%
Celtic Cantiaci 8%
Celtic Corieltavi 5%
Belgae 5%
Celtic Britons 5%
Saxons 3.5%
Picts 3%
Celtic Brigantes 2%
Franks 1.5%
Celtic Dobunni 1.5%
Icelandic Vikings
Ostrogoths
Quadi
Swedish Vikings
Longobards
Scythians
Belari
<1%

Celts are "generic Celts" whose tribes have not yet been determined.

Picts are considered a Celtic tribe which, along with Belgae, brings the Celtic make up about 80% of the total.
Belgae were a tribe that was located in North-northwest France, Luxembourg, and Belgium, but also in central-southwest England and is also considered a Celtic tribe.

Genetic Distance: the lower the number the closer you are related. It does not represent generations nor does it represent degrees of cousin relationships. It is a very complicated forumula that I have yet to get a handle on.

  Genetic Distance
Celts 5.948
Celtic Parisi 6.106
Danish Vikings 6.167
Celtic Britons 8.416
Celtic Corieltavi 9.266
Belgae 9.932

These are my actual genetic matches (first 25) in order of most closest to least:

1. Early Bronze Age Czech
Sample ID: KNE007
1710 BC - Female
Unetice Culture
Site Location: Knezeves, Czech Republic
Closest Ancient Populations: Celts, Parisi
Closest Modern: Irish, Southeast English
Genetic Distance: 3.702

2. Iron Age Somerset
Sample ID: I11147
300 BC - Female
Site Location: Dibbles Farm, Somerset, England
Closest Ancient Populations: Celts, Parisi
Closet Modern: Southeast English, Irish
Genetic Distance: 4.464
A genetic match to Picts.

3. Bronze Age Obernai
Sample ID: OBE3722
1900 BC - Female
Site Location: Alsace, France
Closest Ancient Populations: Parisi, Celts
Closest Modern: North German, Irish
Genetic Distance: 4.570
A genetic match to Picts.

4. Bronze Age Netherlands
Sample ID: I12081
1306 BC: Female
Site Location: Hoogkarspel-Houterpolder
Closest Ancient Populations: Parisi, Celts
Closest Modern: Southeast English, Irish
Genetic Distance: 4.572

5. Celtic Briton Gladiator
Sample ID: 3DRIF-16
250 AD - Male
Culture: Roman
Site Location: York, Yorkshire, England
Closest Ancient Population: Danish Vikings, Celts
Closest Modern: North German, South Dutch
Genetic Distance: 4.64

6. Late Bronze Age Scotland
Sample ID: I2860
900 BC - Male
Site Location: Covesea Cave #2, Moray, Scotland
Closest Ancient Population: Parisi, Celts
Closest Modern: Irish, Southeast English
Genetic Distance: 4.648

7. Iron Age Yarnton
Sample ID: I19211
300 BC - Male
Site Location: Oxfordshire, England
Closest Ancient Populations: Parisi, Celts
Closest Modern: Irish, West Scotland
Genetic Distance: 4.697

8. Copper Age Czech
Sample ID: I6480
2200 BC - Male
Culture: Bell Beaker
Site Location: Velké Přílepy, Czech Republic
Closest Ancient Population: Parisi, Celts
Closest Modern: Irish Southwest English
Genetic Distance: 4.981
A genetic match to Picts.

9. Bronze Age Czech
Sample ID: I4888
1813 BC - Male
Culture: Bell Beaker
Site Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Closest Ancient Population: Celts, Franks
Closest Modern: South Dutch, Southwest English
Genetic Distance: 5.348

10. Bronze Age Czech
Sample ID: I15956
800 BC - Female
Site Location: Hostovice, Czech Republic
Closest Ancient Populations: Celts, Parisi
Closest Modern: Irish, Southeast England
Genetic Distance: 5.741

11. Iron Age Cornwall
Sample ID: I16442
200 BC - Female
Site Location: Cornwall, England
Closest Ancient Populations: Parisi, Celts
Closest Modern: Irish, West Scotland
Genetic Distance: 5.789
A genetic match to Picts.

12. Bronze Age Scotland
Sample ID: I2655
1350 BC - Male
Culture: Scotland MBA
Site Location: Paybay Mor, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Closest Ancient Population: Parisi, Britons
Closest Modern: Irish, West Scotland
Genetic Distance: 5.830
A genetic match to Picts.

13. Bronze Age Jutland
Sample ID: Rise47
1400 BC - Male
Culture: Nordic Bronze Age
Site Location: Sebber Skole, Nibe, Denmark
Closest Ancient Populations: Parisi, Celts
Closest Modern: Irish, Southeast English
Genetic Distance: 5.876
A genetic match to Picts.

14. Celtic Briton Gladiator
Sample ID: 6DRIF-22
250 AD - Male
Culture: Roman
Site Loctaion: York, Yorkshire, England
Closest Ancient Populations: Celts, Belgae
Closest Modern: South Dutch, North German
Genetic Distance: 5.888

15. Gaelic Settler
Sample ID: ORE-A1
935 AD - Male
Culture: Icelandic Viking
Site Location: Ormsstaðir, East, Iceland
Closest Ancient Population: Celts
Closest Modern: Irish, Southeast English
Genetic Distance: 5.948

16. Iron Age Kent
Sample ID: I19874
300 BC - Female
Site Location: East Kent, England
Closest Ancient Populations: Parisi, Celts
Closest Modern: Irish, West Scotland
Genetic Distance: 6.06
A genetic match to Picts.

17. Iron Age Yorkshire
Sample ID: I22055
280 BC - Female
Site Location: Thornholme, Yorkshire, England
Closest Ancient Populations: Parisi, Celts
Closet Modern: Irish, Southeast England
Genetic Distance: 6.102
A genetic match to Picts.

18. High Status Parisi
Sample ID: I5502
100 BC - Male
Site Location: Nunburnholme, Yorkshire, England
Closest Ancient Populations: Parisi
Closest Modern: Irish, West Scotland
Genetic Distance: 6.106
A genetic match to Picts.

19. Copper Age Germany
Sample ID: UNTA85_1343
2273 BC - Male
Culture: Bell Beaker
Site Location: Haunstetten, Germany
Closest Ancient Populations: Belgae, Celts
Closest Modern: South Dutch, North German
Genetic Distance = 6.195

20. Ollsjo Battleaxe
Sample ID: oll007
2860 BC - Male
Site Location: Öllsjö, Sweden
Closest Ancient Population: Celts, Saxons
Closest Modern: Irish, North German
Genetic Distance: 6.314

21. Iron Age Hampshire
Sample ID: I13717
208 BC - Female
Site Location: Hampshire, England
Closest Ancient Populations: Celts, Parisi
Closest Modern: Southeast England, Irish
Genetic Distance: 6.392

22. Danish-Gaelic Viking
Sample ID: SSG-A2
935 AD - Male
Site Location: Sílastaðir, North, Iceland
Closest Ancient Population: Celts
Closest Modern: Southeast English, West Scotland
Genetic Distance: 6.413
I share more DNA with this sample than any other.

23. Iron Age Somerset
Sample ID: I11148
300 BC - Female
Site Location: Dibbles Farm, Somerset, England
Closest Ancient Populations: Parisi, Britons
Closest Modern: West Scotland, Southeast England
Genetic Distance: 6.427
A genetic match to Picts.

24. Viking Settler
Sample ID: VK193
990 AD - Female
Site Location: Brattahlid Farm, Greenland
Closest Ancient Populations: Celts, Parisi
Closest Modern: Southeast & Southwest English
Genetic Distance: 6.486

25. Copper Age Czech
Sample ID: I7210
2350 BC - Male
Culture: Bell Beaker
Site Location: Radovesice, Czech Republic
Closest Ancient Populations: Celts, Cantiaci
Closest Modern: Southwest & Southeast English
Genetic Distance: 6.522

 


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