List of DNA-tested mummies

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This is a purported list of ancient humans remains, including mummies, that may have been DNA tested. Provided as evidence of the testing are links to the mitochondrial DNA sequences, and/or to the human haplogroups to which each case has been assigned. Also provided is a brief description of when and where they lived.[according to whom?] Entries lacking a citation should be viewed with skepticism; in particular, cases with no sequence or haplogroup links, with citation, have no evidentiary basis for appearing.

mtDNA tests[edit]

The following mummies have undergone an mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) test, of remains with the indicated name, from the indicated locations:[citation needed]

Name Original Location
of Remains
Date Lived
(years ago)
Mitochondrial DNA sequence mtDNA Haplogroup Y-DNA Haplogroup
Paglicci 23 Italy 28,000[1] CRS [2] H[citation needed]
Paglicci 25 Italy 23,000[3] 7,025 AluI, 00073A, 11719G, 12308A [4] HV[4]|
Cheddar Man England >9,000[citation needed] 16192T,[citation needed] 16270T[citation needed] U5a[citation needed]
Ötzi the Iceman Austria/Italy 5,300 [5] K[citation needed] G2a2b[citation needed]
Ahmose I Egypt 3,550[citation needed]
Seknet-re Egypt 3,550[citation needed]
Thutmose I Egypt 3,500[citation needed]
Amenhotep I Egypt 3,500[citation needed]
Ramesses III Egypt 3,200[citation needed] E1b1a[citation needed]
Yeshua bar Yehosef Israel 2,000[citation needed] 270G,[citation needed] 278T[citation needed]
Mariamene e Mara Israel 2,000[citation needed] 290G[citation needed]
The Norwich Anglo-Saxon England 1,000[citation needed] 16189A,[citation needed] 16223T,[citation needed] 16271C,[citation needed] 16278T[citation needed] X[citation needed]
Juanita the Ice Maiden Peru 500[citation needed] 16111T,[citation needed] 16223T,[citation needed] 16290T,[citation needed] 16319A[citation needed] A[citation needed]
Nonosabasut Newfoundland 190[citation needed] 093C,[citation needed] 189C,[citation needed] 213A,[citation needed] 223T,[citation needed] 278T[citation needed] X2a[citation needed] Q[citation needed]
Demasduit Newfoundland 190[citation needed] 223T,[citation needed] 298C,[citation needed] 325C,[citation needed] 327T[citation needed] C[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kambiz Kamrani (2006). "The 28,000 Year Old Paglicci 23 Cro-Magnon mtDNA Ain’t Neandertal — It Is More Modern Than Anything Else". Archived from the original on January 20, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ Caramelli, David; Vai, Stefania (July 2008). "A 28,000 Years Old Cro-Magnon mtDNA Sequence Differs from All Potentially Contaminating Modern Sequences". PLoS ONE (PLoS ONE) 3 (7). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002700. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Mallegni, F; Bertoldi, F; Manolis, S.K. (1999). "The Gravettian female human skeleton from Grotta Paglicci, south Italy". HOMO: Journal of Comparative Human Biology (Elsevier) 50 (2): 127–148. 
  4. ^ a b Caramelli, David; Lalueza-Fox, Carles; et al. (May 27, 2003). "Evidence for a genetic discontinuity between Neandertals and 24,000-year-old anatomically modern Europeans". PNAS (PNAS) 100 (11): 6593–6597. 
  5. ^ Bonani, Georges; Ivy, Susan D.; et al. (1994). "AMS 14C Age Determination of Tissue, Bone and Grass Samples from the Ötzal Ice Man" (PDF). Radiocarbon (The Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona) 36 (2): 247–250. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 

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