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Ancient DNA reveals male diffusion through the Neolithic Mediterranean route
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
Early Taming of the Cat in Cyprus
It is generally accepted that cats were first domesticated in ancient Egypt, but several finds from Cyprus suggest that the origins of cat taming were earlier. Expand
Ancient DNA suggests the leading role played by men in the Neolithic dissemination
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
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
First wave of cultivators spread to Cyprus at least 10,600 y ago
The recent archaeological excavation at Klimonas demonstrates that established villagers were living on Cyprus between 11,100 and 10,600 y ago, which suggests well-developed maritime capabilities by the PPNA period, but also that migration from the mainland may have occurred shortly after the beginning of agriculture. Expand
Pre-Neolithic wild boar management and introduction to Cyprus more than 11,400 years ago
Morphological analysis and direct radiocarbon dating of both degraded collagen and apatite of these bones reveal that small-sized suids were living on Cyprus 11,400–11,700 years ago and adds weight to the theory that pig domestication involved a long period of wild boar management that started about the time of the Pleistocene/Holocene transition. Expand
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
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
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
Interactions between climate change and human activities during the early tomid-Holocene in the eastern Mediterranean basins
Abstract. This paper focuses on early Holocene rapid climate change (RCC) records in the Mediterranean zone, which are under-represented in continental archives (9.2 to 8.2 ka events) and on theirExpand