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Ancient DNA reveals male diffusion through the Neolithic Mediterranean route
The Neolithic is a key period in the history of the European settlement. Although archaeological and present-day genetic data suggest several hypotheses regarding the human migration patterns at thisExpand
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Early Taming of the Cat in Cyprus
It is generally accepted that cats were first domesticated in ancient Egypt ([ 1 ][1]–[ 3 ][2]), at the latest by the 20th to 19th century B.C. (Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty) ([ 4 ][3]). However,Expand
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The 8200 cal BP abrupt environmental change and the Neolithic transition: A Mediterranean perspective
Abstract A major environmental and societal event struck the Mediterranean basin during the 9th millennium cal BP. A sudden and major climatic crisis occurred in the Northern Hemisphere around 8200Expand
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Ancient DNA suggests the leading role played by men in the Neolithic dissemination
The impact of the Neolithic dispersal on the western European populations is subject to continuing debate. To trace and date genetic lineages potentially brought during this transition and soExpand
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First wave of cultivators spread to Cyprus at least 10,600 y ago
Early Neolithic sedentary villagers started cultivating wild cereals in the Near East 11,500 y ago [Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA)]. Recent discoveries indicated that Cyprus was frequented by LateExpand
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Pre-Neolithic wild boar management and introduction to Cyprus more than 11,400 years ago
The beginnings of pig domestication in Southwest Asia are controversial. In some areas, it seems to have occurred abruptly ca. 10,500 years ago, whereas in nearby locations, it appears to haveExpand
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From Mesolithic to Early Neolithic in the western Mediterranean
The transition from the Mesolithic to the Early Neolithic in the western Mediterranean is a stimulating subject for more than one reason. In southern France, the earliest Neolithic manifestations areExpand
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The transportation of mammals to Cyprus shed light on early voyaging and boats in the mediterranean sea
Our interest here is in studying the history of the relationships between human being and animals on islands for reconstructing prehistoric voyaging and boats. The chapter aims to examine how theExpand
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The Early Process of Mammal Domestication in the Near East
Recent archaeological investigations on Cyprus have unveiled unsuspected Late Glacial and Early Holocene (twelfth–tenth millennia cal BP) pieces of the island’s human history. Based on a review ofExpand
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The Origins of War: Violence in Prehistory
Preface.Acknowledgments.Introduction:.Bloodshed at the Beginning of History.War: An Ongoing Feature of Literature and Religion.Archaeology: Tracking Down History.War in Prehistory: From the GarriguesExpand
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