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ancientOrigins Introduction

ancientOrigins compares your autosomal DNA to DNA found at archaeological dig sites throughout the European continent.

With the inclusion of ancient artifacts found at each dig site, ancientOrigins provides a percentile breakdown of your DNA's relation to the three major groups of people associated with ancient migrations on the European continent.

The following are the three ancient European groups:

  • Metal Age Invader (Bronze Age)
  • Farmer (Neolithic Era)
  • Hunter-Gatherers (Mesolithic and Neolithic Eras)

As more DNA and scientific information is provided in the future, we hope to expand the ancientOrigins feature to include information for ancient origins outside of the European continent.

Accessing ancientOrigins

You can access ancientOrigins from your dashboard or from your navigation bar.

To access from your dashboard:

  1. Sign in to your kit.
  2. On your dashboard, locate the Autosomal DNA Results & Tools widget.
  3. On the Autosomal DNA Results & Tools widget, click the See More button, and select ancientOrigins.

To access from your navigation bar:

  1. Sign in to your kit.
  2. On the navigation bar at the top of the page, go to Results & Tools > Autosomal DNA > ancientOrigins.
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