Genetic Discontinuity Between Local Hunter-Gatherers and Central Europe’s First Farmers

  title={Genetic Discontinuity Between Local Hunter-Gatherers and Central Europe’s First Farmers},
  author={Barbara Bramanti and Mark George Thomas and Wolfgang Haak and M. Unterlaender and P. Jores and Kristiina Tambets and Indrė Antanaitis-Jacobs and Miriam No{\"e}l Haidle and Rimantas Jankauskas and Claus Joachim Kind and Friedrich Lueth and Thomas Terberger and Jennifer C. Hiller and Shūichi Matsumura and Peter Forster and Joachim Burger},
  pages={137 - 140}
Cultivating Farmers Were the ancestors of modern Europeans the local hunter-gatherers who assimilated farming practices from neighboring cultures, or were they farmers who migrated from the Near East in the early Neolithic? By analyzing ancient hunter-gatherer skeletal DNA from 2300 to 13,400 B.C.E. Bramanti et al. (p. 137, published online 3 September) investigated the genetic relationship of European Ice Age hunter-gatherers, the first farmers of Europe, and modern Europeans. The results… 
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