Appearing first around 30,000 years ago , Haplogroup X is a radiation of the Macro Haplogroup N and is split into two major branches. It is found in North and East Africa as well as the near East is X1. Occurring at a far wider distribution is X2. This lineage encompasses all X mtDNA’s in western and central Asia, Europe, Siberia and throughout the Near East and North Africa. One of the 5 native American haplogroups is the X2a.