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Early Neolithic genomes from the eastern Fertile Crescent

Broushaki, F; Thomas, MG; Link, V; López, S; van Dorp, L; Kirsanow, K; Hofmanová, Z; ... Burger, J; + view all (2016) Early Neolithic genomes from the eastern Fertile Crescent. Science , 353 (6298) pp. 499-503. 10.1126/science.aaf7943. Green open access

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Abstract

We sequenced Early Neolithic genomes from the Zagros region of Iran (eastern Fertile Crescent), where some of the earliest evidence for farming is found, and identify a previously uncharacterized population that is neither ancestral to the first European farmers nor has contributed significantly to the ancestry of modern Europeans. These people are estimated to have separated from Early Neolithic farmers in Anatolia some 46-77,000 years ago and show affinities to modern day Pakistani and Afghan populations, but particularly to Iranian Zoroastrians. We conclude that multiple, genetically differentiated hunter-gatherer populations adopted farming in SW-Asia, that components of pre-Neolithic population structure were preserved as farming spread into neighboring regions, and that the Zagros region was the cradle of eastward expansion.

Type: Article
Title: Early Neolithic genomes from the eastern Fertile Crescent
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf7943
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aaf7943
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016, American Association for the Advancement of Science. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of the AAAS for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Science vol. 353, issue 6298, pp. 499-503 on 29 Jul 2016: DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf7943
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URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1503747
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