Ancient DNA Reveals Lack of Continuity between Neolithic Hunter-Gatherers and Contemporary Scandinavians

  title={Ancient DNA Reveals Lack of Continuity between Neolithic Hunter-Gatherers and Contemporary Scandinavians},
  author={H. Malmstr{\"o}m and M. Gilbert and Mark George Thomas and Mikael Brandstr{\"o}m and J. Stor{\aa} and Petra Moln{\'a}r and P. K. Andersen and C. Bendixen and G. Holmlund and A. G{\"o}therstr{\"o}m and E. Willerslev},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • H. Malmström, M. Gilbert, +8 authors E. Willerslev
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • The driving force behind the transition from a foraging to a farming lifestyle in prehistoric Europe (Neolithization) has been debated for more than a century [1-3]. Of particular interest is whether population replacement or cultural exchange was responsible [3-5]. Scandinavia holds a unique place in this debate, for it maintained one of the last major hunter-gatherer complexes in Neolithic Europe, the Pitted Ware culture [6]. Intriguingly, these late hunter-gatherers existed in parallel to… CONTINUE READING
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