Why The Uyghurs As We Didn’t Know Them Didn’t Exist Until After 1000 AD

Razib Khan

The admixture plot to the right has Uyghurs with some ancient and modern samples. The Uyghurs are about 50% East Asian, as you’d expect. But the balance of their ancestry is split between Indo-European populations, and those of Neolithic Iran(with a slight bias toward the former).

If in the future someone does a temporal transect of the Tarim basin, I predict that one thing they will note is the sharp rise in Iranian agriculturalist ancestry over time, with a particular jump around 1000 AD (though the Sogdians were also a presence in these city-states).

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