Paleolithic Y-haplogroup heritage predominates in a Cretan highland plateau

  title={Paleolithic Y-haplogroup heritage predominates in a Cretan highland plateau},
  author={Laisel Martinez and Peter A. Underhill and Lev A. Zhivotovsky and Tenzin Gayden and Nicholas K. Moschonas and C. Chow and Simon L. Conti and Elisabetta Mamolini and Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza and R. J. Herrera},
  journal={European Journal of Human Genetics},
The island of Crete, credited by some historical scholars as a central crucible of western civilization, has been under continuous archeological investigation since the second half of the nineteenth century. In the present work, the geographic stratification of the contemporary Cretan Y-chromosome gene pool was assessed by high-resolution haplotyping to investigate the potential imprints of past colonization episodes and the population substructure. In addition to analyzing the possible… CONTINUE READING