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Ancient DNA, Strontium isotopes, and osteological analyses shed light on social and kinship organization of the Later Stone Age
In 2005 four outstanding multiple burials were discovered near Eulau, Germany. The 4,600-year-old graves contained groups of adults and children buried facing each other. Skeletal and artifactualExpand
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The Beaker Phenomenon and the Genomic Transformation of Northwest Europe
From around 2750 to 2500 bc, Bell Beaker pottery became widespread across western and central Europe, before it disappeared between 2200 and 1800 bc. The forces that propelled its expansion are aExpand
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Neolithic dairy farming at the extreme of agriculture in northern Europe
The conventional ‘Neolithic package’ comprised animals and plants originally domesticated in the Near East. As farming spread on a generally northwest trajectory across Europe, early pastoralistsExpand
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Kossinna's smile
Abstract Two recent palaeogenetic studies have identified a movement of Yamnaya peoples from the Eurasian steppe to Central Europe in the third millennium BC. Their findings are reminiscent of GustafExpand
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Yamnaya Groups and Tumuli west of the Black Sea
Ten thousand round tumuli characterize the plains around the lower Danube, its tributaries and the central Carpathian basin. The very origin of their erection goes often back to the 4th and the 3rdExpand
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The origins of Europe's first farmers: The role of Hacılar and Western Anatolia, fifty years on
Jüngste Entdeckungen im westlichen Teil Anatoliens werfen ein neues Licht auf die Herkunft von Europas ersten Neolithikern. Vor 50 Jahren schlug James Mellaart vor, dass sich frühneolithischeExpand
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The Beaker Phenomenon and the Genomic Transformation of Northwest Europe
Bell Beaker pottery spread across western and central Europe beginning around 2750 BCE before disappearing between 2200–1800 BCE. The mechanism of its expansion is a topic of long-standing debate,Expand
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Pit-Graves, Yamnaya and Kurgans along the Lower Danube: Disentangling IVth and IIIrd Millennium BC Burial Customs, Equipment and Chronology
Zusammenfassung: Die Autoren untersuchen im Beitrag Grubengräber unter Grabhügeln (Kurgane) von der gesamten Unteren Donau auf ihre Bestattungssitte, Grabausstattung, Stratigraphie und 14CExpand
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Event reconstruction through Bayesian chronology: Massive mid-Holocene lake-burst triggered large-scale ecological and cultural change
Precise timing of natural and cultural events provides a foundation for understanding how past natural phenomena have driven changes in population and culture. In this study, we used high-resolutionExpand
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The Yamnaya Impact North of the Lower Danube: A Tale of Foreigners and Locals.
EnglishThis paper aims to provide an overview of the current understanding in Yamnaya burials from north of the Lower Danube, particularly focussing on their relationship with supposed localExpand
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