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My 20 Ancient Gene Pools

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What's included in Ancient gene pool test?

  • The 20 Rare Ancient Gene Pool Test provides a breakdown of your ancient ancestry with respect to 20 of the world’s most ancient ancestries.
  • The evolving nature of gene pools necessitates the use of finer resolution testing methods to accurately capture and understand genetic diversity over time, which is brought to you in this test.
  • Uncover your Celtic heritage dating back to 1200 BCE with our Celtic Gene Pool test, tracing your genetic lineage from Germany to England and from Ireland to Scotland in one click.
  • Receive a detailed breakdown of your ancient geographical origins.
  • Explore your Aegean gene pool ancestry.
  • Explore your ancient origins in an interactive interface.
  • Basic test includes 15 gene pools.
  • Advanced test includes 20 FREE gene pools.

About the test

Ancient DNA Origins® is a revolutionary DNA test that enables you to trace your ancient origins based on DNA-mixture events that started over 15,000 years ago! Unlike traditional tests that rely on self-reported ancestry from modern-day people, Ancient DNA Origins relies solely on DNA extracted from skeletons dated to prehistoric times.

As a result, Ancient DNA Origins® can go back further and more deeply into the past and reconstruct the global changes in the genetic gene pools with minimal assumptions.

The Ancient Gene Pool Test Series provides ancestral breakdowns from 5 to 50 ancient gene pools! To calculate your ancient ancestry, each test identified small fragments of your autosomal DNA that were retained from ancient cultures and were passed on to you by your ancestors, be it ancient Israelites, Paleoindians, Celts, or Vikings. These markers were carefully selected to inform us of the particular ancient regions and times where your ancestors may have lived. The test then calculates what unique ancestry derived from various geographic regions from different periods and provides them in the desired resolution. This test series covers all the continents throughout the past 17,000 years.

Because Ancient DNA Origins® relies on ancient DNA, its results will likely differ from the results of other tests. These tests use modern-day people they can inform you who are your modern-day most similar populations, but they cannot be used to investigate your ancient past.

Gene pools included in the Basic test: Great_Plain, Plateau_Basin, Pacific_West, Mayan, Amazonian, West_African, South_African, North_African, Persian, Israelite, Chinese, Indian, Aegean, German, and Nordic.

Gene pools included in the Advanced test: Great Plain, Plateau Basin, Pacific West, East Atlantic, Mesoamerican, Mayan, Amazonian, Andes, West African, South African, North African, Persian, Israelite, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Aegean German, Nordic, and Celtic.

Why take this test

Coming soon...Up until 2010, reading the DNA of ancient people was a dream. Since then, the DNA of a Neanderthal who lived over 30,000 years ago has been sequenced. After that reading, the DNA of ancient people who lived from 15,000 BC to 1,800 AD all over the world became the main object of paleogenomic research. This leap forward in technology allowed the creation of a new type of DNA test — tests that do not use modern-day populations as stand-ins for the ancient tribes but rather go right to the source and study these ancient peoples themselves.

The Ancient DNA Origins® DNA test is the first next-generation DNA test. It is designed solely using the DNA of ancient people throughout history using our novel technologies.

With this test, you will receive a precise ancient ethnicity estimate with far greater geographical details than you could imagine. Using genetic data and evidence from history and archeology, we can revive the past and allow you to take part in this story at the most personal level.

what do you get?

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Reconnect with your ancient ancestors and become a part of their story.


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dna matches


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Compare your results with other ancient people


how is it done?


Download your DNA data

Simply download your DNA data from the company that genotyped your DNA and upload it here. We accept DNA from 23andme, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, GenebyGene or FamilyTreeDNA (Family Finder), Genographic (Geno 2.0), HomeDNA, and LivingDNA.
Please upload a txt, csv, zip, gz or tgz file.
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Choose an ancient DNA Origins Test

We continue to update our tests. If you did not find the culture that you were looking for, check out the upcoming tests. You will get a discount if you pre-order the test now.


Choose a payment method

You can pay per test or buy a subscription. With the Diamond subscription, you can order all the tests for less than $15 per test.

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Basic Test
Low resolution test
  • Personalized ancient ancestry report
  • 2-5 Ancient individuals per test
  • Extensive records of the ancient culture
  • 10+ Modern populations
  • Latest scientific knowledge
  • Interactive interface to discover your roots
  • 12 Tests with Emerald subscription
Advanced Test
High resolution test
  • Personalized ancient ancestry report
  • 15-30 Ancient individuals per test
  • 12 Geographic regions
  • Extensive records of the ancient culture
  • 50+ Modern populations
  • In-depth ancestry analyses
  • Latest scientific knowledge
  • Interactive interface to discover your roots
  • 12 Tests with Amber subscription

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The propriety ancient DNA tests were designed by experienced genetic and archeologist experts from academia and industry. The tests build on Ancient Origins professionals trusted by millions worldwide.

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