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Authors: Broushaki, Farnaz
Thomas, Mark G.
Link, Vivian
López, Saioa
van Dorp, Lucy
Kirsanow, Karola
Hofmanová, Zuzana
Diekmann, Yoan
Cassidy, Lara M.
Díez-del-Molino, David
Kousathanas, Athanasios
Sell, Christian
Robson, Harry K.
Martiniano, Rui
Blöcher, Jens
Scheu, Amelie
Kreutzer, Susanne
Bollongino, Ruth
Bobo, Dean
Davoudi, Hossein
Munoz, Olivia
Currat, Mathias
Abdi, Kamyar
Biglari, Fereidoun
Craig, Oliver E.
Bradley, Daniel G.
Shennan, Stephen
Veeramah, Krishna R.
Mashkour, Marjan
Wegmann, Daniel
Hellenthal, Garrett
Burger, Joachim
Title: Early Neolithic genomes from the eastern Fertile Crescent
Online publication date: 7-Dec-2022
Year of first publication: 2016
Language: english
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 substantially to the ancestry of modern Europeans. These people are estimated to have separated from Early Neolithic farmers in Anatolia some 46,000 to 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 southwestern 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.
DDC: 570 Biowissenschaften
570 Life sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 10 Biologie
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: In Copyright
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Journal: Science
Pages or article number: 499
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Publisher place: Washington, DC
Issue date: 2016
ISSN: 0036-8075
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Publisher DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf7943
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