Clans of the Black Rhinoceros

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Clans of the Black Rhinoceros

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What's included in Ancient DNA Origins?

  • The Ancient DNA Origins DNA test provides powerful, innovative, and interactive DNA-based tools to help you find your ancient ancestors, trace your prehistorical lineages, and determine your ancient tribal origins.
  • Find out how related you are to the ancient Malawi Tribes throughout the ages (13550-2350 BC) from the sites of Hora, Fingira, and Chencherere
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  • Receive a detailed breakdown of your ancient geographical origins, ancient ancestry maps showing where your ancestors lived and traveled, and your exact genetic similarity to each member of your ancient tribe.
  • Compare your results with over 50 worldwide ancient and modern populations.
  • After 15,000 years!, you can reconnect with some of the most ancient human ancestors at a deeper level than ever imagined.
  • Be a part of this 15,000-year-long voyage to uncover our ancient ancestors in Africa, the cradle of humanity, using the power of genetics.
  • Meet the people of the Clans of the Black Rhinoceros – Their Story can be Your Story.
  • Basic test includes 5 tribal members.
  • Advanced test includes 17 tribal members.

About the test

Are you ready to uncover the captivating tales of your African ancestors and immerse yourself in the vibrant history of Eastern Africa, the cradle of humanity? Prepare to be enchanted as we unveil the mysteries of the past and bring to life the remarkable saga of the Malawi people, who thrived from 13,550 BC to 2,350 BC. Step back in time and explore the fascinating world of the Clans of the Black Rhinoceros, a society steeped in tradition and brimming with untold stories. Through advanced genetic analysis, we have unearthed the DNA of ancient Malawians, allowing you to trace your lineage and connect with the resilient spirits of your forefathers. Experience the wonders of prehistoric Malawi as we transport you to a time when humanity first walked the earth. From the shores of Lake Malawi to the rugged terrain of the Great Rift Valley, our test unlocks the secrets of your ancestral homeland and paints a vivid picture of life in ancient times. Delve into the rich tapestry of Malawian history, from the earliest settlements to the zenith of ancient civilization. Discover the diverse clans and tribes that populated the region, each with its own customs, traditions, and legacies. Our test provides a comprehensive overview of Malawian society, shedding light on everything from daily life and cultural practices to the profound spiritual beliefs that guided our ancestors.

With detailed profiles for each ancient clan member, you'll gain invaluable insights into your family heritage and uncover the hidden gems of your lineage. Join us on an epic quest to rediscover the Clans of the Black Rhinoceros and unlock the ancient wisdom of your Malawian ancestors. Experience the thrill of discovery and embrace the adventure that awaits with our exclusive genetic test.

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. You will make new connections with historical people and places where your ancestors lived, walked, battled, created, and dreamed thousands of years ago. 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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Basic Test
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  • 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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