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If you have used the Gedmatch admixture calculators, you may have seen EHG or WHG DNA on your results. In this post, learn what this stands for and how you may have inherited DNA from these ancient groups.

It’s important to mention that we should always rethành viên to take our ethnithành phố (admixture) estimates with a grain of salternative text. When it comes to lớn ancient admixture calculators, we should interpret them with a large dose of skepticism.

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Many of the admixture calculators on Gedmatch were developed several years ago and have not been updated. Genetics as they relate to anthropology is a rapidly developing field that has benefited from advancement in science and công nghệ.


What does EHG mean on Gedmatch?

EHG stands for Eastern European Hunter-Gatherer, a population of Neolithic European Hunter-Gatherers. These groups shared ancestry with the Mesolithic hunter-gatherer groups of Eastern Europe.

Eastern Hunter-Gatherers lived a primarily nomadic lifestyle, living off food that they hunted & gathered from their environment.

What does WHG DNA mean on Gedmatch?

WHG stands for Western European Hunter-Gatherer, which were nomadic populations that were descended from Mesolithic groups in Southern & Central Europe.

Like the Eastern Hunter-Gatherers, the Western Hunter-Gatherers lived off the l&, eating what they could find from gathering, hunting, và fishing.

How to find out if you have sầu EHG or WHG DNA?

The easiest way lớn find out if your DNA shows a connection with the EHG or WHG populations of Europe is khổng lồ run your DNA through the Gedmatch Ancient Eurasia K6 calculator.

Below, you can see my results from this admixture calculator. I show 39.81% DNA from Western European Hunter Gatherers.

This is from my DNA results on Gedmatch – lots of population groups on here that are unfamiliar to lớn most of us

I also have most of my DNA coming from other regions not included in the scope of this article, such as the Ancestral North Eurasian và Natufian groups.

For those who are curious, at least 95-98% of my ancestry from the past 500 years is European in origin.

People with ancestry from other regions might also find EHG and WHG on their admixture results using this same calculator. For example, below you can see the results from someone who has cthua kém khổng lồ 100% ancestry in North American (Native American):

This person has cthảm bại khổng lồ 100% Native American ancestry, yet shows almost 43% West European Hunter Gatherer on this calculator

Showing EHG or WHG on results doesn’t necessarily mean that someone is descended from these groups. In theory, it could mean that one shares a common ancestry with the groups.

We are all descended from the same groups of ancient humans, after all.

In order lớn run your DNA in the Gedmatch Admixture tools, all you need lớn vày is upload your DNA lớn Gedmatch. You will receive a kit number (kit #) which is all you need lớn use the calculators.

In fact, you can start using the calculators almost immediately after your upload your DNA tệp tin khổng lồ the site.

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Is it possible lớn trace WHG or EHG ancestry?

No, it is not possible khổng lồ trace your Western or Eastern Hunter-gatherer ancestry in a meaningful way. Most people view these ancient admixture calculators as interesting from an academic standpoint.

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In other words, they are not useful for genealogy in any significant way.

Gedmatch has many interesting và helpful admixture calculators. If you are interested in a calculator that is based on more recent populations (i.e. within the past 1000 years) that have sầu more relevance lớn your family history retìm kiếm, I would recommover the MDLP.. World-22.

What does it mean to have hunter-gatherer DNA on Gedmatch?

If you can’t use the knowledge that you may have sầu DNA from these ancient groups in your genome for genealogy, what does it really mean lớn have hunter-gatherer DNA?

While it’s true that these admixture results won’t help you build your family tree, I still think many people will find it interesting. In addition, learning about history & population movements over time is fascinating for many people.

I love khổng lồ learn, và I suspect that you vì chưng, too!

One thing that you could bởi, if you have access lớn one or both of your parents’ DNA on Gedmatch is lớn compare your results to lớn your mother and/or father’s results.

Other family member’s results may be of interest, too.

This would be an especially absorbing exercise if your parents have different backgrounds.

I ran the calculator on both of my parents’ kit numbers on Gedmatch. The first thing that I noticed is that my dad’s results were almost identical to mine:

As you might notice, my dad’s results are literally almost identical

We inherit 1/2 of our DNA from each of our parents. The DNA that they pass down to lớn us is a random combination of their two copies of each of their chromosomes.

Since my dad’s results were identical to mine, did this mean that my mother’s would be the same, too?

In fact, my mother’s were almost identical. My parents have a similar background – does this mean that everyone with this background would show the same similarities lớn ancient European DNA?

I would love to lớn hear from you if you get the chance to lớn try this calculator out.


I hope that this post has helped you understand more about the EHG and WHG hunter-gatherer groups and how you may have sầu ended up with this DNA in your admixture results.

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If you have any questions about something that you read in this post, or if you would lượt thích to lớn share your own WHG or EHG percentages, I would love lớn hear from you in the discussion below.

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