Ancient DNA reveals male diffusion through the Neolithic Mediterranean route

  title={Ancient DNA reveals male diffusion through the Neolithic Mediterranean route},
  author={Marie Lacan and Christine Keyser and F. X. Ricaut and Nicolas Brucato and Francis Duranthon and Jean Guilaine and {\'E}ric Crub{\'e}zy and Bertrand Ludes},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={9788 - 9791}
The Neolithic is a key period in the history of the European settlement. Although archaeological and present-day genetic data suggest several hypotheses regarding the human migration patterns at this period, validation of these hypotheses with the use of ancient genetic data has been limited. In this context, we studied DNA extracted from 53 individuals buried in a necropolis used by a French local community 5,000 y ago. The relatively good DNA preservation of the samples allowed us to obtain… 

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