Genetic evidence supports demic diffusion of Han culture

@article{Wen2004GeneticES,
  title={Genetic evidence supports demic diffusion of Han culture},
  author={Bo Wen and Hui Li and Daru Lu and Xiufeng Song and Feng Zhang and Yungang He and Feng Li and Yang Gao and Xianyun Mao and Liang Zhang and Ji Qian and Jingze Tan and Jianzhong Jin and Wei Huang and Ranjan Deka and Bing Su and Ranajit Chakraborty and Li Jin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={431},
  pages={302-305}
}
  • Bo Wen, H. Li, +15 authors L. Jin
  • Published 16 September 2004
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
The spread of culture and language in human populations is explained by two alternative models: the demic diffusion model, which involves mass movement of people; and the cultural diffusion model, which refers to cultural impact between populations and involves limited genetic exchange between them. The mechanism of the peopling of Europe has long been debated, a key issue being whether the diffusion of agriculture and language from the Near East was concomitant with a large movement of farmers… 

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