Genetic evidence supports demic diffusion of Han culture

  title={Genetic evidence supports demic diffusion of Han culture},
  author={B. Wen and H. Li and D. Lu and Xiufeng Song and F. Zhang and Y. He and F. Li and Y. Gao and Xianyun Mao and L. Zhang and J. Qian and J. Tan and Jianzhong Jin and W. Huang and R. Deka and B. Su and R. Chakraborty and L. Jin},
  • B. Wen, H. Li, +15 authors L. Jin
  • Published 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… CONTINUE READING
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