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Ancient DNA, a Neolithic leggin from the Swiss Alps and the early history of goats

Schlumbaum, Angela and Campos, Paula and Volken, Serge and Volken, Marquita and Hafner, Albert and Schibler, Jörg. (2010) Ancient DNA, a Neolithic leggin from the Swiss Alps and the early history of goats. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37 (6). pp. 1247-1251.

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Abstract

Ancient DNA from a Neolithic legging (1st half of the 3rd millennium BC) found at Lenk, Schnidejoch (2750 m a.sl.) in the Swiss Alps has demonstrated, that modern distribution of genetic variation does not reflect past spatio-temporal signatures. The legging was made from the skin of a domestic goat (Capra hircus), belonging to the caprine haplogroup B1, which is marginal in Europe today, but represents a third highly diverse goat haplogroup entering Europe already in the Neolithic. Population expansion of lineage B therefore happened more than 4500 years ago, but their members were at some point almost completely replaced by goats of today's common A and C haplogroups.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA) > Archäozoologie (Schibler)
UniBasel Contributors:Schlumbaum, Angela and Schibler, Jörg M.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0305-4403
e-ISSN:1095-9238
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:15 Jan 2018 11:02

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