The Archaeogenetics of Europe

@article{Soares2010TheAO,
  title={The Archaeogenetics of Europe},
  author={P. Soares and A. Achilli and O. Semino and W. Davies and V. Macaulay and H. Bandelt and A. Torroni and M. Richards},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={R174-R183}
}
A new timescale has recently been established for human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) lineages, making mtDNA at present the most informative genetic marker system for studying European prehistory. Here, we review the new chronology and compare mtDNA with Y-chromosome patterns, in order to summarize what we have learnt from archaeogenetics concerning five episodes over the past 50,000 years which significantly contributed to the settlement history of Europe: the pioneer colonisation of the Upper… Expand
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