Ancient Semitic Ancestry

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Ancient Semitic Ancestry

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What's included in the Ancient Semitic Ancestry test?

  • The Test provides an ancestry breakdown of all nine known ancient Semitic ancestries and a non-Semitic ancestry.
  • This is the finest-resolution test in existence for Semitic ancestries!
  • Find out your exact Semitic ancestries from throughout the Levant and Africa in prehistorical times.
  • Receive a detailed breakdown of your ancient geographical origins.
  • Explore your Hebrew gene pool ancestry and many others.
  • Explore your ancient origins in an interactive interface.
  • Basic test includes 2 gene pools.
  • Advanced test includes 9 gene pools.

About the test

The Ancient Ancestry® Series includes revolutionary DNA tests that enable you to trace your fine-regional ancient origins based on DNA-mixture events that started over up to 15,000 years ago! The Ancient Ancestry® Series does not rely on the self-reported ancestry of modern-day people like yourself because no one can trace their ancestry for over 500 years. To penetrate 15,000 years into the past, The Ancient Ancestry® Series uses only DNA extracted from skeletons dated to prehistoric times.

This allows each test in the Ancient Ancestry® Series to go back further and more deeply into the past and reconstruct the regional changes in the genetic gene pools with minimal assumptions.

To calculate your ancient local ancestry, the test identified small fragments of your autosomal DNA that were retained from known ancient populations and were passed on to you by your ancestors without being accidentally lost by chance.

The Advanced Test includes all known Semitic ancestries known from linguistic models and history: East Semitic (Akkadian), West Semitic (Ethiopic), and Central Semitic (Moabite, Edomite, Ugaritic, Ammonite, Aramaic, Phoenician, and of course, Hebrew).

The Basic Test includes only Eastern Semites and Israelites.

This unique test has no parallel in other companies. It was developed over five years and could not be made available without a breakthrough in AI and Paleogenomics that sequenced the DNA of ancient Middle Eastern and African populations.

Why take this test

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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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.

The tests are linked to the Ancient Origins database that offers over 12,000 FREE articles and magazine articles. The website also provides expert lectures, archeological expeditions, and the GPS Origins DNA test.