The Armenian paternal gene pool displays immense diversity of lineages, indicating a large number of founding fathers for the population. The vast majority of Armenian Y chromosomes belong to the lineages originated and expanded during or following the Neolithic.
Given that the Last Glacial Maximum event in the Armenian plateau occurred a few millennia before the Neolithic era, there population of the Highland was achieved mainly by the arrival of farmers from the Fertile Crescent.


ESTIMATED AGES (KILOYEARS) OF OCCURRENCE OF MAIN PATERNAL LINEAGES

HAPLOGROUP G-M201



HAPLOGROUP J1-M267



HAPLOGROUP J2-M172



HAPLOGROUP R1b1a2-M269