The female ancestor's tale: Long-term matrilineal continuity in a nonisolated region of Tuscany.

  title={The female ancestor's tale: Long-term matrilineal continuity in a nonisolated region of Tuscany.},
  author={Michela Leonardi and Anna Sandionigi and Annalisa Conzato and Stefania Vai and Martina Lari and Francesca Tassi and Silvia Ghirotto and David Caramelli and Guido Barbujani},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={167 3},
OBJECTIVES With the advent of ancient DNA analyses, it has been possible to disentangle the contribution of ancient populations to the genetic pool of the modern inhabitants of many regions. Reconstructing the maternal ancestry has often highlighted genetic continuity over several millennia, but almost always in isolated areas. Here we analyze North-western Tuscany, a region that was a corridor of exchanges between Central Italy and the Western Mediterranean coast. MATERIALS AND METHODS We… 
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