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Nuclear and mitochondrial DNA analysis of a 2,000-year-old necropolis in the Egyin Gol Valley of Mongolia.
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This is the first study using biparental, paternal, and maternal genetic systems to reconstruct partial genealogies in a protohistoric necropolis and showed close relationships between several specimens. Expand
Ancient DNA reveals male diffusion through the Neolithic Mediterranean route
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The Y-haplotype lineages characterized and the study of their current repartition in European populations confirm a greater influence of the Mediterranean than the Central European route in the peopling of southern Europe during the Neolithic transition. Expand
Is cribra orbitalia synonymous with anemia? Analysis and interpretation of cranial pathology in Sudan.
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A histologic examination of thin-ground sections in polarized light to clarify the possible sources of orbital roof lesions in a Nubian population from Missiminia, northern Sudan found no histologic features indicating changes due to anemia, and signs of other pathological conditions, such as inflammation or osteoporosis, as well as pseudopathological cases. Expand
Ancient DNA provides new insights into the history of south Siberian Kurgan people
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The data indicate that at the Bronze and Iron Age timeframe, south Siberians were blue (or green)-eyed, fair-skinned and light-haired people and that they might have played a role in the early development of the Tarim Basin civilization. Expand
Ancient DNA suggests the leading role played by men in the Neolithic dissemination
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DNA extracted from human remains excavated in a Spanish funeral cave is studied to obtain information on the early Neolithic funeral practices and on the biogeographical origin of the inhumed individuals, indicating a surprising temporal genetic homogeneity in these groups. Expand
Dental caries, tooth wear and diet in an adult medieval (12th-14th century) population from mediterranean France.
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Findings are similar to those of other studies on European populations of the same socio-economic status and confirm the predominance of tooth wear over carious lesions during this period. Expand
Age assessment by magnetic resonance imaging of the knee: a preliminary study.
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MRI of the knee is an efficient non-invasive method of age assessment, without the disadvantage of X-ray exposure, and globally earlier maturation in females than in males, and alsoEarlier maturation of the proximal tibial epiphysis than of the distal femoral epiphyses. Expand
Molecular identification by "suicide PCR" of Yersinia pestis as the agent of medieval black death.
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Medieval Black Death was plague and the causative organism was debated because no definitive evidence has been obtained to confirm the role of Yersinia pestis as the agent of plague, according to the new "suicide PCR" protocol in which the primers are used only once. Expand
Complete mitochondrial DNA sequences provide new insights into the Polynesian motif and the peopling of Madagascar
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Complete mtDNA genome sequencing reveals a new variant of the Polynesian motif in Madagascar, and this newly defined ‘Malagasy motif’ occurs at high frequency in all three ethnic groups, and its phylogenetic position, geographic distribution, and estimated age all support a recent origin, but without conclusively identifying a specific source region. Expand
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