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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 Greek Mycenaeans (1500-1387 BC).
- 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 ten centuries, you can reconnect with your Greek Mycenaeans ancestors at a deeper level than ever imagined.
- Be a part of this three millennia-long quest to trace the origins and descendants of Greek Mycenaeans using the power of genetics.
- Be a part of the great Greek Mythology – Their Story can be Your Story.
- Basic test includes 5 tribal members.
- Advanced test includes 15 tribal members.
About the test
Do you have a family tradition about your Greek origins? Did you ever want to be part of great mythology or witness the Trojan War? Do you want to know the people who founded Greek culture, leaving their mark in our language, architecture, and engineering even to this day? The Mycenaean civilization flourished on mainland Greece, the Aegean islands, and parts of the western coast of modern-day Turkey from 1750 to 1050 BC. There they built palaces and citadels, waged war in chariots and ships, and worshiped the gods and goddesses of the Olympian Pantheon. They were idealized by the later classical Greeks, who told stories of the Mycenaeans’ bravery and wealth in their myths and poetry. Using the DNA of ancient Greek Mycenaeans from six sites in Greece, this test provides a detailed history of the ancient people of Greece, their haplogroup breakdown, and history of encounters with other people and summarizes the evidence as to their whereabouts. The test includes a detailed historical, archeological, and paleogenetic background on Greek Mycenaeans, including how they lived, their cultic practices and mysticism, treatment of others, and their deeds. A detailed profile is available for every Mycenaean.
Why take this test
Up until 2010, reading the DNA of ancient people was a dream. Since then, the DNA of the 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 paleogenomics research. This forward leap 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.