Genetic history from the Middle Neolithic to present on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia

  title={Genetic history from the Middle Neolithic to present on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia},
  author={Joseph H. Marcus and C. Posth and Harald Ringbauer and L. Lai and R. Skeates and C. Sidore and J. Beckett and Anja Furtw{\"a}ngler and A. Olivieri and Charleston W. K. Chiang and Hussein Al-Asadi and Kushal K. Dey and T. Joseph and Chi-Chun Liu and C. Der Sarkissian and Rita Radzeviciute and Megan Michel and M. G. Gradoli and P. Marongiu and S. Rubino and V. Mazzarello and D. Rovina and Alessandra La Fragola and R. Serra and P. Bandiera and R. Bianucci and E. Pompianu and C. Murgia and M. Guirguis and Rosana Pla Orquin and N. Tuross and Peter van Dommelen and W. Haak and D. Reich and D. Schlessinger and F. Cucca and J. Krause and J. Novembre},
  journal={Nature Communications},
The island of Sardinia has been of particular interest to geneticists for decades. The current model for Sardinia’s genetic history describes the island as harboring a founder population that was established largely from the Neolithic peoples of southern Europe and remained isolated from later Bronze Age expansions on the mainland. To evaluate this model, we generate genome-wide ancient DNA data for 70 individuals from 21 Sardinian archaeological sites spanning the Middle Neolithic through the… Expand

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