(1) To learn more about the ancient history of haplogroup I2b and I2c and define the points of separation between them and I2a and I1 and the estimated time range for each divergence.
(2) To Increase knowledge on the HG's and further define the subgroups within them and determine if they are separate or lineal subgroups.
(3) To map those differences and time ranges with known historical events within geographical regions. The end result would be a divergence map called "The Historical Migration Routes of I2 Subgroups," with the underlying historical events.
Objective 1: Collect as much of data for each subgroup as possible to make solid inferences.
Objective 2: Define and name the known subgroups of I2b and I2c as lineal or divergent subclades and their geographical locations where possible.
Objective 3: Define the time of each divergence and map them.
From K Nordvedt 1 May 2010 PP Estimated TMRCAs for Y Haplogroup I clades
S31(all)– I2* --- 7750 years Node I2a[I-L460] and I2c[I-L596]
S31-13--- 4400 years Node I-L596 and I-S11003
S31-14--- 4110 years Node I-S11003 and I-M436
S31-12--- 2580 years Node I-L1251-1 and I-M436
S31-J--- 420 years Node I-M436 and I-BY3334* [J]
S31-ADR-217 years Node I-L417 and I-L596
Objective 4: Match the divergences with historical migratory events that would have preceded it.
Since WTY test was replaced by the BigY test the project has conducted 11 tests. These have been very productive and it is our belief that the project should continue to use this test to find new unique SNPs and define previously named SNPs.
Project fund and projections for 2017 on the Background page.