Population genomics of Bronze Age Eurasia

  title={Population genomics of Bronze Age Eurasia},
  author={Morten E. Allentoft and Martin Sikora and Karl-G{\"o}ran Sj{\"o}gren and Simon Rasmussen and Morten Rasmussen and Jesper Stenderup and Peter de Barros Damgaard and Hannes Schroeder and Torbj{\"o}rn Ahlstr{\"o}m and Lasse Vinner and Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas and Ashot Margaryan and Thomas F.G. Higham and David Chivall and Niels Lynnerup and Lise Harvig and Justyna Baron and Philippe Della Casa and Paweł Dąbrowski and Paul R. Duffy and Alexander Ebel and Andrey Epimakhov and Karin Margarita Frei and Mirosław Furmanek and Tomasz Gralak and Andrey Gromov and Stanisław Gronkiewicz and Gisela Grupe and Tam{\'a}s Hajdu and Radosław Jarysz and Valeriy I. Khartanovich and Alexander Anatolyevich Khokhlov and Vikt{\'o}ria Kiss and Jan Kol{\'a}ř and Aivar Kriiska and Irena Lasak and Cristina Longhi and George C. McGlynn and Algimantas Merkevi{\vc}ius and Inga Merkytė and Mait Metspalu and Ruzan Mkrtchyan and Vyacheslav Moiseyev and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Paja and Gy{\"o}rgy P{\'a}lfi and Dalia D. Pokutta and Łukasz Pospieszny and Trevor D. Price and Lehti Saag and Mikhail V. Sablin and Natal’ya Shishlina and Vaclav Smrcka and Vasilii Soenov and Vajk Szever{\'e}nyi and Guszt{\'a}v T{\'o}th and Synaru V. Trifanova and Liivi Varul and Magdolna Vicze and Levon Yepiskoposyan and V. Zhitenev and Ludovic Orlando and Thomas Sicheritz-Pont{\'e}n and S{\o}ren Brunak and Rasmus Nielsen and Kristian Kristiansen and Eske Willerslev},
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