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Origins and Genetic Legacy of Neolithic Farmers and Hunter-Gatherers in Europe
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The results suggest that migration from southern Europe catalyzed the spread of agriculture and that admixture in the wake of this expansion eventually shaped the genomic landscape of modern-day Europe. Expand
Genomic Diversity and Admixture Differs for Stone-Age Scandinavian Foragers and Farmers
Hunters and Farmers The Neolithic period in Europe saw the transition from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to farming. Previous genetic analyses have suggested that hunter-gatherers were replaced byExpand
Genomic evidence for the Pleistocene and recent population history of Native Americans
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The results suggest that there has been gene flow between some Native Americans from both North and South America and groups related to East Asians and Australo-Melanesians, the latter possibly through an East Asian route that might have included ancestors of modern Aleutian Islanders. Expand
Ancient DNA Reveals Lack of Continuity between Neolithic Hunter-Gatherers and Contemporary Scandinavians
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Through analysis of DNA extracted from ancient Scandinavian human remains, it is shown that people of the Pitted Ware culture were not the direct ancestors of modern Scandinavians but are more closely related to contemporary populations of the eastern Baltic region. Expand
High frequency of lactose intolerance in a prehistoric hunter-gatherer population in northern Europe
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The frequency of an allele (-13910*T) associated with lactase persistence in a Neolithic Scandinavian population is investigated and it is found that the T allele frequency was very low (5%) in this Middle Neolithic hunter-gatherer population, and that the frequency is dramatically different from the extant Swedish population. Expand
The genetic prehistory of the New World Arctic
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The long-term genetic continuity of the Paleo-Eskimos gene pool and lack of evidence of Native American admixture suggest that the Saqqaq and Dorset people were largely living in genetic isolation after entering the New World. Expand
Southern African ancient genomes estimate modern human divergence to 350,000 to 260,000 years ago
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The first modern human population divergence time is estimated to be between 350,000 and 260,000 years ago, which increases the deepest divergence among modern humans, coinciding with anatomical developments of archaic humans intomodern humans, as represented in the local fossil record. Expand
Long-term genetic stability and a high-altitude East Asian origin for the peoples of the high valleys of the Himalayan arc
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It is demonstrated that the Himalayan arc was colonized by East Asians of likely high-altitude origin, followed by millennia of genetic continuity despite marked changes in material culture and mortuary behavior, and the region is characterized by long-term stability of the population genetic make-up despite marking changes inMaterial culture. Expand
More on contamination: the use of asymmetric molecular behavior to identify authentic ancient human DNA.
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The degradation pattern in aDNA provides a quantifiable difference between authentic aDNA and modern contamination, which can be used to identify authentic haplotypes in human aDNA studies. Expand
Genomic Evidence Establishes Anatolia as the Source of the European Neolithic Gene Pool
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Kumtepe is one of the settlements that emerged around 7,000 BP, after the initial expansion wave brought Neolithic practices to Europe, and it is shown that this individual displays genetic similarities to the early European Neolithic gene pool and modern-day Sardinian populations, as well as a genetic affinity to modern- day populations from the Near East and the Caucasus. Expand
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