Craniometric data support a mosaic model of demic and cultural Neolithic diffusion to outlying regions of Europe.

@article{CramonTaubadel2011CraniometricDS,
  title={Craniometric data support a mosaic model of demic and cultural Neolithic diffusion to outlying regions of Europe.},
  author={Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel and Ron Pinhasi},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={278 1720},
  pages={2874-80}
}
The extent to which the transition to agriculture in Europe was the result of biological (demic) diffusion from the Near East or the adoption of farming practices by indigenous hunter-gatherers is subject to continuing debate. Thus far, archaeological study and the analysis of modern and ancient European DNA have yielded inconclusive results regarding these hypotheses. Here we test these ideas using an extensive craniometric dataset representing 30 hunter-gatherer and farming populations… CONTINUE READING

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