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The Neolithic transition in Europe: archaeological models and genetic evidence

Richards, Martin B. (2003) The Neolithic transition in Europe: archaeological models and genetic evidence. Documenta Praehistorica, 30. pp. 159-167. ISSN 1408-967X

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Abstract

The major pattern in the European gene pool is a southeast-northwest frequency gradient of classic genetic markers such as blood groups, which population geneticists initially attributed to the demographic impact of Neolithic farmers dispersing from the Near East. Molecular genetics has enriched this picture, with analyses of mitochondrial DNA and the Y chromosome allowing a more detailed exploration of alternative models for the spread of the Neolithic into Europe. This paper considers a range of possible models in the light of the detailed information now emerging from genetic studies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 13:05
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 15:52
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/21342

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