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Paternal Haplogroup: R1b1b2a1a2*
R1b1b2a1a2* is a subgroup of R1b1b2, which is described below.
(R1b1b2a1a2 is found in the Y chromosome, a sex chromosome found only in males.
It is passed from father to son.)
Haplogroup R is a widespread and diverse branch of the Y-chromosome tree that is
extremely common in Europe, where it spread after the end of the Ice Age about
12,000 years ago. The haplogroup appears to have originated in southwestern Asia
about 30,000 years ago. It then split into two main branches. R1 ultimately
spread widely across Eurasia, from Iceland to Japan, whereas R2 mostly remained
near its region of origin. Today it can be found in southwestern Asia and India.
R1 is the dominant haplogroup in Europe today, accounting for well over half of
all men. After being confined to the continent's southern fringes during the Ice
Age, it expanded rapidly in the wake of the receding glaciers about 12,000 years
ago. Various branches of R1 also trace the many migrations that have shaped
Europe since then, from the arrival of farmers between about 10,000 and 7,000
years ago to the movements of ethnic groups such as the Anglo-Saxons and
Haplogroup R1b was confined during the Ice Age to pockets of territory in
Mediterranean Europe. The largest was in the Iberian peninsula and southern
France, where men bearing the haplogroup created the famous cave paintings at
Lascaux and Altamira. They also hunted mammoth, bison and other large game in a
climate that was more like present-day Siberia's than the mild conditions
prevailing in southern Europe today.
R1b1b2a1a2b arose about 20,000 years ago, when the Ice Age was at its peak. It
appears to have originated among the ancestors of the present-day Basque,
because of the relatively high diversity of the haplogroup in that population
compared to neighboring ones. Today R1b1b2a1a2b is found in about 5% of Basque
and 1% of Iberians.
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