Historical Era Haplogroup Roots A:
Sarmatians +/or Scythians (Don River, Urals; 7th century BC to 4th century AD)
Historical Era Haplogroup Roots B:
Scytho-Siberian (Altai Republic, 7th century BC to 4th century AD)
- Both stocks impacted by Völkerwanderung (5th century AD to 9th century AD), giving rise to Alans (Proto-Ossetians).
- Present-day presence of N1a in North Africa explained by migration with Vandals and Suevi in and around 429.
- Presence in Europe attributed to forced split by Huns = European Alans (I) & Caucasian Alans (II), who populated the Northern Caucasian Plains and Greater Caucasus.
- Southerly dispersal of Haplogroup members subsequent to Khazar-Arab wars in the 8th century.
- Another alliance with the Khazar Khaganate in the 10th century was ruinous, as involvement in a succession of Arab-Khazar conflicts decimated Alania stocks already in jeopardy, as did a later alliance with Byzantines against the Khaganate.
- What remained of the proto-Ossetian peoples was again decimated by the Mongol invasions in 1238 which sought, like the Byzantines before them, control of the prized Darial Pass.
This was unquestionably a hounded Haplogroup, and once its buffer state-like territory was conquered, a genotype predisposed to nomadic pastoralism as a strategy was soon at the mercy of a succession of colder, cosmopolitan strains, the strategy of which was and remains Divide et impera.
- Presence in North Africa/Arabian Peninsula/Iberian Peninsula = Military attachments of Alans to Germanic Vandals and Suevi
- Presence in Western Europe = Dispersal following invasion by Huns
- You are not ethnically Yemeni.
The most powerful weapons of the Scythians are indeed the nature of the land — emphasized by the rather tedious excursions on the immense rivers of Scythia — and the nomadic life itself, which is pictured in the work of Herodotus as a means of strategy rather than a condition of life. –George Hinge