Ancient DNA from an Early Neolithic Iberian population supports a pioneer colonization by first farmers.

@article{Gamba2012AncientDF,
  title={Ancient DNA from an Early Neolithic Iberian population supports a pioneer colonization by first farmers.},
  author={Cristina Gamba and Esteve Fern{\'a}ndez and Miriam Tirado and M. F. Deguilloux and M H Pemonge and Pillar Utrilla and Miguel Edo and Miquel Molist and Rita Rasteiro and Loun{\`e}s Chikhi and Eduardo Arroyo-Pardo},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={45-56}
}
The Neolithic transition has been widely debated particularly regarding the extent to which this revolution implied a demographic expansion from the Near East. We attempted to shed some light on this process in northeastern Iberia by combining ancient DNA (aDNA) data from Early Neolithic settlers and published DNA data from Middle Neolithic and modern samples from the same region. We successfully extracted and amplified mitochondrial DNA from 13 human specimens, found at three archaeological… CONTINUE READING