View Full Version : Ancient DNA insights from the Middle Neolithic in Germany

17-09-20, 14:54
An older paper but did not see it here.

https://www.academia.edu/22312501/Ancient_DNA_insights_from_the_Middle_Neolithic_in_ Germany?email_work_card=view-paper

(https://www.academia.edu/22312501/Ancient_DNA_insights_from_the_Middle_Neolithic_in_ Germany?email_work_card=view-paper) Abstract

Genetic studies of Neolithic groups in central Europe have provided insights into the demographic process-esthathaveoccurredduringthe initial transition toagricultureas well as in later Neolithic contexts. While distinct genetic patterns between indigenous hunter-gatherers and Neolithicfarmers in Europe have been observed, it is still under discussion how the genetic diversity changed during the 5,000-year span of the Neolithic period. In order to investigate genetic patterns after the earliest farming communities, we carried out an ancient mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis of 34 indi-viduals from Wittmar, Germany representing three different Neolithic farming groups (ca. 5,200

– 4,300 cal BC) includingRössen societies. Ancient DNA analysis was successful for six individuals associated with the Middle Neolithic Rössen and observed haplotypes were assigned to mtDNAhaplogroups H5, HV0, U5, and K. Our results offer