Haplogroup M9


This group appeared around 40,000 years ago and is a descendant of M89. It originated with one man who was born in Iran or South central Asia who was dubbed M9. His descendants are the Eurasian clan and over the next 30,000 populated the planet. Most of the northern Hemisphere are descendants of M9.  Indians, Europeans, North Americans and Asians mostly carry this marker.

The M9 developed most probably in a gradual process as a following of food. Game was chased eastward by the hunters across the steppes until entering the mountains of the southern central Asia highlands. The Hindu Kush, Tian Shan and the Himalayas would have formed an almost frightening and impermeable barrier back in the last ice age that would have undeniably split the course of future migration.