Haplogroup M17


This group appear 10,000 years ago and originated in Europe in southern Russian or the Ukraine. Appearing on the M173 lineage, it spread from Europe through India, the Middle East and Iceland. Today it is found in the Czech Republic, Siberia and south central Asia.

These people were steppe dwellers and nomadic farmers and possibly the first to domesticate the horse.

These people where also quite likely to have been the first speakers of proto Indo- European languages. They were known as the Kurgan people and created the linguistic root of English, Farsi and various Indian languages.  It is assumed that 5,000 – 10,000 years ago in modern Russia or Turkey, all Indo – European languages sprang from a common source which falls in line with the gentic profile of M17.