Famous people of the
The R1a clade consists of 500 million people. The first common ancestor of the Aryans lived 300 generations ago!
Related Aryan people:
(Percentage shows the part of R1a found in a particular ethnicity)
- Poles 60%
- Ukrainians 54%
- Russian 53%
- Belarusians 47%
- Slovaks 45%
- Czechs 40%
- Kirghizes 50%
- Tajiks 60%
- Pashtuns (Afghanistan) 70%
- Balochis (Pakistan) 70%
- Punjabis 80% (Pakistan-India)
- Indians 30%, upper castes 72%
Journey into the ancient history of the haplogroup
Aryan clan first appeared 10,000 years ago somewhere in North on the
Black Sea or in the Balkans. Supposedly this clade invented the spoked
wheel, constructed the first chariots and were one of the first to
ride horses. These inventions allowed them to leave behind the
primitive matriarchal society based on agriculture and transition to a
more effective nomadic cattle breeding society. The Aryan clade
quickly occupied a whole region of the Eurasian Steppes that stretched
from the Danube River to beyond Lake Baikal. It then grew so big that
it divided into many tribes.
The excavation entitled "Country of the cities" from the Southern
Ural, showed that 3500 years ago the Aryans had already developed a
strong metallurgical production and had distributed their bronze
castings and wares all over the world.
The most well-studied
area of bronze production is in
Arkaim. At first, archaeologists thought that they were looking at
ancient settlements, however they later concluded that all of the
buildings found in this area actually served production purposes,
seeing as instead of living quarters there existed only foundry and
storage rooms. It turns out that after a hard days work at the
foundry, the Aryans came home to their dwellings. The proof that these
dwellings existed is demonstrated in the traces of many years of fire
pits that were found surrounding the the area of
Arkaim in symmetrical circles.
Once other people began adopting the technological advancements of the
Aryans, they also gradually began to speak the Aryan language.
Currently, all of western Europe speaks a form of Indo-European
language, although the R1a haplogroup is almost absent there. (There
are 30% of people belonging to the R1a haplogroup living in Norway,
and a small percentage living in Eastern Germany. These Germans are
the descendants of assimilated Polabian Slavs.)
In the middle of the second millennium BC, supposedly due to climate
change, the Aryans migrated to the South beyond the Steppes. Some of
them went to India and there the Aryans subdued the local tribes and
created a caste society in which they themselves seized a place in the
upper castes. The events of these times are described in the
a collection of ancient Indian texts.
Other migrating Aryans
moved in the direction of the Far East. Once they reached Egypt and
gained power there, they continued to rule for 28 years. On the
territories of ancient Turkey (Anatolia) the Aryans founded the
Hittite state, which successfully coexisted with the Egyptian
state. The Hittite-Aryans built cities, however they were not known
for building pyramids, as they were a generally society of free people
who did not employ slave labor for this purpose. The Hittite state
vanished suddenly because it was overtaken by barbarian tribes known
as the Sea People. In the middle of the last century, archaeologists
found a vast library of clay tablets containing Hittite texts, the
language of which turned out to be Aryan. In this manner we gathered
detailed knowledge about the very first Aryan state.
The rest of the Hittites returned to their native Steppes and told
their kin about the lands of the South, after which they began a
series of regular raids in the Southwest direction. In October of the
year 539 BC, an Aryan tribe of Persians took over Babylon, but the
Cyrus the Great decided not to leave his conquered city.
Afterwards Cyrus was able to significantly expand his territories and
thus began the great
Persian empire, which lasted longer than any other empire in the
world (1190 years)! In 651AD the
Persian empire was weakened by internal struggle and then
overtaken by Muslim-Arabs. These conquerers inhumanely slaughtered
most of the male population, and as a result only a few descendants
from the haplogroup R1a remain today on the vast territories that had
been previously occupied by the Aryan state. Ironically, the state of
Iran derived its name from the Aryan people, who no longer reside
There are three world religions connected to the Aryans
- Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism.
Zoroaster (also known as Zarathustra) was an Aryan from Persia,
Buddha was from the Aryan tribe of
A majority of people are made up of different haplogroups, and do
not have a dominant clade. It is quire rare when half the population
belongs to the same clade, but this is the case with Russians.
Achievements include the
spoked wheel, chariots, metallurgy, trousers, boots, dresses, the
first paved highway in the world that was over 1000 kilometers in
length with a "gas stations" where the exchange of horses took place,
the first genealogical tree in the world for a whole haplogroup
(2007), and many others.
It is difficult to describe the whole
story of the Aryans, but various fragments of history should be enough
to stir up an interest to learn the history of these Slavic ancestors.
Go to a search engine and look up the following words:
Persia, etc. and you will immerse yourself in the valiant history
of the R1a clade.
Tree of the Haplogroup
until 2007, no one had attempted to build a tree of a haplogroup
because such a grandiose task was considered to be impossible. All
population geneticists were working with small subsets of short
6-marker haplotypes. This approach allowed them to form a geneagraphic
picture of halpogroup distribution.
2007 two Russians bearing the haplotype R1a,
Paul Shvarev and a
Anatole Klyosov, decided to take on the task of building a
detailed genealogical tree of their haplogroup. However they
encountered several problems; one of them being that it was impossible
to build a tree made up of large subsets of very long haplotypes
because no computer could perform the astronomical amount of
calculations necessary for this task. They had to use their keen Aryan
resourcefulness, and in a matter of time all of the problems were
Once our work gained popularity, representatives
from other haplogroups followed in our footsteps and began creating
their own trees.