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Journal Article

Authors

Joachim Burger
Christina Papageorgopoulou
Mark G Thomas
Daniel Wegmann
Krishna R Veeramah
Mathias Currat
Daniel G Bradley
Stephen J Shennan
Fokke Gerritsen
Barbara Horejs
and 29 others

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History

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hospitals university farmers biomedical research europe dna national institute scientific research the european union migration neolithic european university college health research central europe diffusion genome wide dna sequences early holocene

Early farmers from across Europe directly descended from Neolithic Aegeans. (2016)

Abstract Farming and sedentism first appeared in southwestern Asia during the early Holocene and later spread to neighboring regions, including Europe, along multiple dispersal routes. Conspicuous uncertainties remain about the relative roles of migration, cultural diffusion, and admixture with local foragers in the early Neolithization of Europe. Here we present paleogenomic data for five Neolithic individuals from northern Greece and northwestern Turkey spanning the time and region of the earliest spread of farming into Europe. We use a novel approach to recalibrate raw reads and call genotypes from ancient DNA and observe striking genetic similarity both among Aegean early farmers and with those from across Europe. Our study demonstrates a direct genetic link between Mediterranean and Central European early farmers and those of Greece and Anatolia, extending the European Neolithic migratory chain all the way back to southwestern Asia.
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Joachim Burger, Christina Papageorgopoulou, Mark G Thomas, Daniel Wegmann, Krishna R Veeramah, Mathias Currat, Daniel G Bradley, Stephen J Shennan, Fokke Gerritsen, Barbara Horejs and 29 others

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