On the origin of Iberomaurusians: new data based on ancient mitochondrial DNA and phylogenetic analysis of Afalou and Taforalt populations

@article{Kefi2018OnTO,
  title={On the origin of Iberomaurusians: new data based on ancient mitochondrial DNA and phylogenetic analysis of Afalou and Taforalt populations},
  author={Rym Kefi and Meriem Hechmi and Chokri Naouali and Haifa Jmel and Sana Hsouna and Eric Bouzaid and Sonia Abdelhak and {\'E}liane Beraud-Colomb and Alain Stevanovitch},
  journal={Mitochondrial DNA Part A},
  year={2018},
  volume={29},
  pages={147 - 157}
}
The Western North African population was characterized by the presence of Iberomaurusian civilization at the Epiplaeolithic period (around 20,000 years before present (YBP) to 10,000 YBP. [] Key Method With the aim to contribute to a better knowledge of the settlement of North Africa we analysed the mitochondrial DNA extracted from Iberomaurusian skeletons exhumed from the archaeological site of Afalou (AFA) (15,000-11,000 YBP) in Algeria and from the archaeological site of Taforalt (TAF) (23,000-10,800 YBP…

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