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No, judging by the frequencies of R1a reported in this article, it seems the

haplogroup as a whole comes from West Asia.

But R1a1a7 is a very recent subclade which probably originated in Poland,

most likely with the early Slavs. It's certainly not 10,000 years old like this
report claims, because it's almost entirely confined to heavily settled Slavic
areas. It's very rare in Western Europe, where obviously older subclades
------------------------------The highest frequency of haplogroup R1a1a7 (over 30%) is observed in
Central and Southern Poland. Frequencies higher than 10% occur among
Western and Eastern Slavic populations whereas elsewhere in Europe,
including Southern Slavic groups, the frequency of the derived M458G allele
decreases rapidly away from its frequency peak that coincides broadly with
the overall R1a1a frequency maximum in Poland (Figures 1 and 2). The
R1a1a*(xM458) chromosomes on the other hand are less frequent in Poland
and display frequency maximums in Belarus and southwest Russia
(Supplementary Table S2). Analysis of associated STR diversity profiles
revealed that among the R1a1a*(xM458) chromosomes the highest diversity
is observed among populations of the Indus Valley yielding coalescent times
above 14 KYA (thousands of years ago), whereas the R1a1a* diversity
declines toward Europe where its maximum diversity and coalescent times of
11.2 KYA are observed in Poland, Slovakia and Crete. As islands such as Crete
have been subject to multiple episodes of colonization from different source
regions, it is not inconsistent that R1a1a* Td predates the date of its first
colonization by the first farmers approximately 9 KYA.38 Also noteworthy is
the drop in R1a1a* diversity away from the Indus Valley toward central Asia
(Kyrgyzstan 5.6 KYA) and the Altai region (8.1 KYA) that marks the eastern
boundary of significant R1a1a* spread (Figure 1, Supplementary Table S4.). In
Europe, Poland also has the highest R1a1a7-M458 diversity, corresponding to
approximately an 11 KYA coalescent time (Supplementary Table S4). Other
populations in Europe exhibit declining diversity when sampled at increasing
distance away from Central Europe (Figure 2). Westward of the Rhine overall
R1a a frequency is low, signaling a genetic boundary with R1b varieties.39
However, the patterns of currently observed Y-chromosome diversity in
East/Central Europe are unlikely to be explained solely by population
movements of the last century.
----------Now it would be also beneficial to your knowledge if you could educate
yourself upon the subject of the "Presov" culture in Slovakia which has strong

ties with both Kiev and Przeworsk cultures and the same time.
------------I dislike eupedia. I makes several claims that doesn't seem to backed up by
any evidence; such as I1 coming to Scandinavia before R1a1, or the
hypothetical R1a1a spilt, which one should be able to see within StrClustering.
I think most of the site is pure speculation (including many statements
presented as facts such as frequency tables).
------------The shape of the head, like height, can vary with the diet. Children born
during a long northern winter are deprived of sunlight during the early
months of their lives. Unless they are given cod liver oil or some form of
vitamin preparation, they are apt to be lacking in Vitamin D. When this
happens, the children suffer from a disease known as rickets, in which bones
do not harden properly. The too soft skulls of such children may then become
misshapen from the pressure of the cradle, and skull measurements in later
life won't mean much.
----------------Notice that haplogroup E is the one with the highest number of mutations and
sub-haplogroups; at least twice or more mutations than any other

So what's the point? The point is that the original SNP selection process to
define a so called "major haplogroup" was indeed an arbitrary decision, even
if it was made by geneticists. In the case of E it could as well had been split in
two or three haplogroups and each one would still be comparable in size to
the other "major" haplogroups in the tree. Something one can deduce from
these numbers is the relative antiquity of each branch.

That's true, that's because the Most Recent Common Ancestor of the males
that belong in that Haplogroup, let's call him Mr. E, lived in a very ancient
time, allowing enough time for his descendants to accumulate said number of
----mtDNA haplogroups were discovered first, yet they correlates with races

much more than Y-DNA haplogroups do.