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A Yamnaya skull from the Samara region coloured with red ochre
Distribution map of haplogroup R1b in the Old World
Was it mass migration, or rather a circulation of ideas that laid the foundation for the demographic map of Europe and Central Asia that we see today? The Bronze Age (about 5,000 – 3,000 years ago) was a period with large cultural upheavals. But just how these upheavals came to be have remained a mystery.
Assistant Professor Morten Allentoft from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen is a geneticist and is first author on the paper in Nature, expains:
“Both archaeologists and linguists have had theories about how cultures and languages have spread in our part of the world. We geneticists have now collaborated…
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