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So, I have my raw DNA data that I've put through a few programs to find my ancient DNA's admixture percentages.

I'm getting:

Ancient Eurasia K6 Admixture Proportions:

Ancestral_North_Eurasian 16.96 Pct
Ancestral_South_Eurasian 1.72 Pct
East_Asian 0.20 Pct
West_European_Hunter_Gartherer 45.31 Pct
Natufian 35.82 Pct
Sub_Saharan -

The Natufian DNA is apparently from my ancient ancestors belonging to the European Farmers that migrated from the Near East.

The above is pretty intuitive, and really cool. It suggests my ancestors were members of the original native European hunter-gatherers around 12,000 ago AND the Indo-Europeans that brought Europe farming.

Awesome, but this is where I'm not following as easily. Another model broke it down as:

1 Neolithic 34.55
2 WHG 33.58
3 EHG 25.07
4 Iran-Mesolithic 3.15
5 Basal 1.94 (Neanderthal?)

Using 1 population approximation:

1 British_Celtic @ 5.324959
2 Alberstedt_LN @ 5.996533
3 Bell_Beaker_Germany @ 6.251484
4 British_IronAge @ 8.259384
5 Halberstadt_LBA @ 8.292743
6 Bell_Beaker_Czech @ 10.058110
7 Nordic_MN_B @ 10.337983
8 BenzigerodeHeimburg_LN @ 10.878607
9 Nordic_LN @ 11.115028
10 British_AngloSaxon @ 11.303668
11 Nordic_BA @ 11.916579
12 Bell_Beaker @ 12.799107
13 Unetice_EBA @ 12.832976
14 Nordic_BattleAxe @ 12.958633
15 Nordic_IA @ 13.746376
16 Nordic_LBA @ 14.473609
17 Corded_Ware_Proto_Unetice_Poland @ 14.605392
18 Irish_BA @ 14.684521
19 Hungary_BA @ 14.810636
20 Unetice_MBA @ 15.603190


What am I looking at here? The 1-20 I know are ancient genomes against which I am being compared and the numbers beside them are "population approximations". Can someone help me wrap my head around this? I understand that lower is better....but what exactly does the figure represent? Genetic "distance"?

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