Ancient DNA from the First European Farmers in 7500-Year-Old Neolithic Sites

  title={Ancient DNA from the First European Farmers in 7500-Year-Old Neolithic Sites},
  author={W. Haak and P. Forster and Barbara Bramanti and S. Matsumura and G. Brandt and Marc Taenzer and R. Villems and C. Renfrew and D. Gronenborn and K. Alt and Joachim Burger},
  pages={1016 - 1018}
  • W. Haak, P. Forster, +8 authors Joachim Burger
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Science
  • The ancestry of modern Europeans is a subject of debate among geneticists, archaeologists, and anthropologists. A crucial question is the extent to which Europeans are descended from the first European farmers in the Neolithic Age 7500 years ago or from Paleolithic hunter-gatherers who were present in Europe since 40,000 years ago. Here we present an analysis of ancient DNA from early European farmers. We successfully extracted and sequenced intact stretches of maternally inherited… CONTINUE READING
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