Maritime route of colonization of Europe.

  title={Maritime route of colonization of Europe.},
  author={Peristera Paschou and Petros Drineas and Evangelia Yannaki and Anna Razou and Katerina Kanaki and Fotis S Tsetsos and Shanmukha S. Padmanabhuni and Manolis N Michalodimitrakis and Maria Concetta Renda and Sonja Pavlovic and Achilles Anagnostopoulos and John A. Stamatoyannopoulos and Kenneth K. Kidd and G. Stamatoyannopoulos},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={111 25},
The Neolithic populations, which colonized Europe approximately 9,000 y ago, presumably migrated from Near East to Anatolia and from there to Central Europe through Thrace and the Balkans. An alternative route would have been island hopping across the Southern European coast. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed genome-wide DNA polymorphisms on populations bordering the Mediterranean coast and from Anatolia and mainland Europe. We observe a striking structure correlating genes with geography… CONTINUE READING
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