Mitochondrial DNA analysis of eneolithic trypillians from Ukraine reveals neolithic farming genetic roots

Abstract

The agricultural revolution in Eastern Europe began in the Eneolithic with the Cucuteni-Trypillia culture complex. In Ukraine, the Trypillian culture (TC) existed for over two millennia (ca. 5,400-2,700 BCE) and left a wealth of artifacts. Yet, their burial rituals remain a mystery and to date almost nothing is known about the genetic composition of the TC… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172952

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@inproceedings{Nikitin2017MitochondrialDA, title={Mitochondrial DNA analysis of eneolithic trypillians from Ukraine reveals neolithic farming genetic roots}, author={Alexey G Nikitin and Inna D Potekhina and Nadin Rohland and Swapan Mallick and David Reich and Malcolm Lillie}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2017} }