Cosmopolitanism at the Roman Danubian Frontier, Slavic Migrations, and the Genomic Formation of Modern Balkan Peoples

  title={Cosmopolitanism at the Roman Danubian Frontier, Slavic Migrations, and the Genomic Formation of Modern Balkan Peoples},
  author={I{\~n}igo Olalde and Pablo Carri{\'o}n and Ilija Miki{\'c} and Nadin Rohland and Shop Mallick and Iosif Lazaridis and Miomir Kora{\'c} and Sne{\vz}ana Golubovi{\'c} and Sofija Petkovi{\'c} and Nata{\vs}a Miladinovi{\'c}-Radmilovi{\'c} and Dragana Vulovi{\'c} and Kristin Stewardson and Ann Marie Lawson and Fatma Zalzala and Kimberly Callan and Željko Tomanovi{\'c} and Du{\vs}an Keckarevi{\'c} and Miodrag Grbic and Carles Lalueza-Fox and David Reich},
The Roman Empire expanded through the Mediterranean shores and brought human mobility and cosmopolitanism across this inland sea to an unprecedented scale. However, if this was also common at the Empire frontiers remains undetermined. The Balkans and Danube River were of strategic importance for the Romans acting as an East-West connection and as a defense line against “barbarian” tribes. We generated genome-wide data from 70 ancient individuals from present-day Serbia dated to the first… 
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