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Human paleogenetics of Europe: the known knowns and the known unknowns

Brandt , Guido and Szécsényi-Nagy, Anna and Roth, Christina and Alt, Kurt W. and Haak, Wolfgang. (2015) Human paleogenetics of Europe: the known knowns and the known unknowns. Journal of Human Evolution, 79. pp. 73-92.

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Abstract

The number of ancient human DNA studies has drastically increased in recent years. This results in a substantial record of mitochondrial sequences available from many prehistoric sites across Western Eurasia, but also growing Y-chromosome and autosomal sequence data. We review the current state of research with specific emphasis on the Holocene population events that likely have shaped the present-day genetic variation in Europe. We reconcile observations from the genetic data with hypotheses about the peopling and settlement history from anthropology and archaeology for various key regions, and also discuss the data in light of evidence from related disciplines, such as modern human genetics, climatology and linguistics.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA)
UniBasel Contributors:Alt, Kurt W.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0047-2484
e-ISSN:1095-8606
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:15 Sep 2016 06:49

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