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For people who have tested and are assigned the maternal haplogroup J1c2c or who are believed to have had that maternal haplogroup based on descendants tested.

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Origin

Haplogroup J has an estimated age of about 45,000 years. In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of this mtDNA haplogroup Jasmine.

Distribution

Haplogroup J (along with ‘T’) is associated with the spread of farming and herding in Europe during the Neolithic Era (8,000-10,000 yrs ago).

The average frequency of J Haplogroup as a whole is highest in the Near East (12%) followed by Europe (11%), Caucasus (8%) and North Africa (6%). J2 is localized around the Mediterranean, Greece, Italy / Sardinia and Spain. J2a is has an estimated age of 19,200 years (± 6,900 years). It is homogenously spread in Europe, but is absent elsewhere.

Subclades of J

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