Ancient genomes reveal social and genetic structure of Late Neolithic Switzerland

  title={Ancient genomes reveal social and genetic structure of Late Neolithic Switzerland},
  author={A. Furtw{\"a}ngler and A. B. Rohrlach and T. C. Lamnidis and Luka Papac and Gunnar U Neumann and Inga Siebke and Ella Reiter and Noah Steuri and J{\"u}rgen Hald and Anthony Denaire and B. Schnitzler and J. Wahl and Marianne Ramstein and V. J. Schuenemann and P. Stockhammer and A. Hafner and Sandra L{\"o}sch and W. Haak and Stephan Schiffels and J. Krause},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  • A. Furtwängler, A. B. Rohrlach, +17 authors J. Krause
  • Published 2020
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature Communications
  • Genetic studies of Neolithic and Bronze Age skeletons from Europe have provided evidence for strong population genetic changes at the beginning and the end of the Neolithic period. To further understand the implications of these in Southern Central Europe, we analyze 96 ancient genomes from Switzerland, Southern Germany, and the Alsace region in France, covering the Middle/Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age. Similar to previously described genetic changes in other parts of Europe from the early… CONTINUE READING
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