Semitic Duwa (2015-02-08)
So...what do we have is:
1) R1a1-M459 from Yuzhnyy Oleni Ostrov, Karelia, Russia, Mesolithic. 5500 - 5000 BCE
2) R1a-M417(xZ282xL664xZ645) from Corded Ware site at Esperstedt, Eneolithic/Early Copper Age, 2473 - 2348 cal BCE
3)R1a-Z280 from Late Bronze Age Germany, site at Halberstadt, Lusatian Culture(of Urnfield horizon), 1113 -1021 cal BCE
Nothing from Yamna, quite a surprise but I never thought that Yamna was predominantly R1a.
Otto Prohaska (2015-03-05)
PF6xxx+ M458- branches were found among Sardinians sequenced by Paolo Francalacci. Due to the rarity of such branches and historical records, I think that it may be Vandallic in Sardinian context. But of course, high-resolution aDNA would be great to confirm it.
Seems like now Assyrians also have one R1a* individual (310205), he's R1a-L145+ but R1a-M459-, which makes him R1a* per latest ISOGG tree:
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