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 W. Haak and M. Unterl{\"a}nder and P. Jores and K. Tambets and I. Antanaitis-Jacobs and M. N. Haidle and R. Jankauskas and C. J. Kind and F. Lueth and T. Terberger and Jennifer Hiller and S. Matsumura and P. Forster and Joachim Burger},
  pages={137 - 140}
  • Barbara Bramanti, Mark George Thomas, +13 authors Joachim Burger
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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