Complete Mitochondrial Genomes Reveal Neolithic Expansion into Europe

@inproceedings{Fu2012CompleteMG,
  title={Complete Mitochondrial Genomes Reveal Neolithic Expansion into Europe},
  author={Qiaomei Fu and Pavao Rudan and Svante P{\"a}{\"a}bo and Johannes Krause},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
The Neolithic transition from hunting and gathering to farming and cattle breeding marks one of the most drastic cultural changes in European prehistory. Short stretches of ancient mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from skeletons of pre-Neolithic hunter-gatherers as well as early Neolithic farmers support the demic diffusion model where a migration of early farmers from the Near East and a replacement of pre-Neolithic hunter-gatherers are largely responsible for cultural innovation and changes in… CONTINUE READING

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