Internal Structure and revision of TMRCA of Jewish cluster E1b1b1*-C
Cluster E1b1b1*-C is the third largest among the seven Jewish clusters of haplogroup E1b1b1. About 14% of the Jews of haplogroup E1b1b1 (approximately 200,000 Jewish men from Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Germany, Italy, Hungary and Spain) belong to it. The question of origin of such a large cluster is not only of a genealogical but also of historical interest.
- Time to most recent common ancestor calculation shows that the cluster originated 1470-2000 years ago.
- Two small branches that passed "bottlenecks" 350 and age 520 years ago have been identified in the cluster: one of them could arise during the revolt of Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1648-1654) and the other — just before the migration from Germany to Poland or even in Poland itself (mid-15th CE).
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