Shifts in the Genetic Landscape of the Western Eurasian Steppe Associated with the Beginning and End of the Scythian Dominance

@article{Jrve2019ShiftsIT,
  title={Shifts in the Genetic Landscape of the Western Eurasian Steppe Associated with the Beginning and End of the Scythian Dominance},
  author={M. J{\"a}rve and Lehti Saag and C. Scheib and A. K. Pathak and R. Villems},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2019},
  volume={29},
  pages={2430-2441.e10}
}
  • M. Järve, Lehti Saag, +2 authors R. Villems
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • The Early Iron Age nomadic Scythians have been described as a confederation of tribes of different origins, based on ancient DNA evidence [1-3]. It is still unclear how much of the Scythian dominance in the Eurasian Steppe was due to movements of people and how much reflected cultural diffusion and elite dominance. We present new whole-genome sequences of 31 ancient Western and Eastern Steppe individuals, including Scythians as well as samples pre- and postdating them, allowing us to set the… CONTINUE READING
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