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10/11/2017

IBE: The first European farmers admixed with the local hunters for 3,000 years

IBE: The first European farmers admixed with the local hunters for 3,000 years


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A team of researchers of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has succeeded in sequencing the DNA of several antique samples from three European regions, Hungary, Germany and Spain. “Thanks to this DNA sequencing we found out that following their arrival, the first farmers admixed with the local hunters for several centuries”, tells Carles Lalueza-Fox, investigator from the IBE, who has participated in the research. “That is, the genomes of the Middle and the Final Neolithic, as well as the Calcolithic in the Iberian peninsula, have nearly 25% of the genetic component from the hunters related to La Braña, while those of central Europe show similarities with hunters from these regions”, he adds.

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