Assessing temporal and geographic contacts across the Adriatic Sea through the analysis of genome-wide data from Southern Italy

  title={Assessing temporal and geographic contacts across the Adriatic Sea through the analysis of genome-wide data from Southern Italy},
  author={Alessandro Raveane and Ludovica Molinaro and Serena Aneli and Marco Rosario Capodiferro and Linda Ongaro and Nicola Rambaldi Migliore and Sara Soffiati and Teodoro Scarano and Antonio Torroni and Alessandro Achilli and Mario Ventura and Luca Pagani and Cristian Capelli and Anna Olivieri and Francesco Bertolini and Ornella Semino and Francesco Montinaro},
Southern Italy was characterised by a complex prehistory that started with different Palaeolithic cultures, later followed by the Neolithic transition and the demic dispersal from the Pontic-Caspian Steppe during the Bronze Age. Archaeological and historical evidence points to demic and cultural influences between Southern Italians and the Balkans, starting with the initial Palaeolithic occupation until historical and modern times. To shed light on the dynamics of these contacts, we analysed a… 


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