Genetic kinship and admixture in Iron Age Scytho-Siberians

  title={Genetic kinship and admixture in Iron Age Scytho-Siberians},
  author={L. Mary and V. Zv{\'e}nigorosky and A. Kovalev and Ang{\'e}la Gonzalez and J. Fausser and F. Jagorel and M. Kilunovskaya and V. Semenov and E. Crub{\'e}zy and B. Ludes and C. Keyser},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  • L. Mary, V. Zvénigorosky, +8 authors C. Keyser
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Human Genetics
  • Scythians are known from written sources as horse-riding nomadic peoples who dominated the Eurasian steppe throughout the Iron Age. However, their origins and the exact nature of their social organization remain debated. Three hypotheses prevail regarding their origins that can be summarized as a “western origin”, an “eastern origin” and a “multi-regional origin”. In this work, we first aimed to address the question of the familial and social organization of some Scythian groups (Scytho… CONTINUE READING
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