People of Africa

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People of Africa

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What's included in Ancient DNA Origins?

  • This Ancient DNA Origins DNA test collection 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 NINE African populations, including: Ptolemaic Egyptians (722-100 BC) found in Abusir-el Meleq, South African Zulus (89 BC-1595 AD) found at seven different sites in South Africa, and Clans of the Black Rhinoceros (13550-2350 BC) found at three different sites in Malawi, and Ethiopean Hunters of the Mota Cave (2520 BC) found at the Mota cave in Ethiopia, and Tanzanian cave dwellers (637 BC - 1370 AD) found at three different sites in Tanzania, and The Christian Kingdom of King Merkurios (711 - 733 AD) found in Sudan, and The Makurian Kingdom of King Joel (795 - 823 AD) found in Sudan, and The Makurian Kingdom of King Zacharias III (825 - 850 AD) found in Sudan, and The Makurian Kingdom of King Moses George (860 - 934 AD) found in Sudan These sites are shown here:
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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 millennia, you can reconnect with your African ancestors at a deeper level than ever imagined.
  • Be a part of this 15,000-year-long quest to trace the origin of Africans using the power of genetics.
  • Meet the people who built the Pyramids – Their Story Can be Your Story.
  • Basic test includes 40 members.
  • Advanced test includes 109 members.

About the test

Do you have a family tradition about your Zulu or Egyptian origins? Did you ever want to be part of a great story? Do you want to know the people who lived in the times when man lived in caves, read from "The Book of the Dead," or walked alongside Mandela, the chief of the Zulu clan? We reconstructed the DNA of 109 ancient Africans from multiple sites in South Africa, East Africa (Sudan and Ethiopia), Tanzania, Malawi, and Egypt.

This test combines nine other tests available on our website for the Clans of the Black Rhinoceros, Ptolemaic Egyptians - one of our best-selling tests - the South African Zulus, Ethiopean Hunters of the Mota Cave, Tanzanian cave dwellers, and the Christian Merkurian Kingdom during the reign of four kings: Merkurios, Joel, Zacharias III, and Moses George.

The test includes a detailed historical, archeological, and paleogenetic background on each group, including how they lived, their cultic practices and mysticism, how they treated others, and their deeds. A detailed profile is available for every ancient tribe member.

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 the 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
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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