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Type: Journal article
Title: Late Pleistocene human genome suggests a local origin for the first farmers of central Anatolia
Author: Feldman, M.
Fernández-Domínguez, E.
Reynolds, L.
Baird, D.
Pearson, J.
Hershkovitz, I.
May, H.
Goring-Morris, N.
Benz, M.
Gresky, J.
Bianco, R.A.
Fairbairn, A.
Mustafaoğlu, G.
Stockhammer, P.W.
Posth, C.
Haak, W.
Jeong, C.
Krause, J.
Citation: Nature Communications, 2019; 10(1):1018-1-1218-10
Publisher: Springer Nature
Issue Date: 2019
ISSN: 2041-1723
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Michal Feldman, Eva Fernández-Domínguez, Luke Reynolds, Douglas Baird, Jessica Pearson, Israel Hershkovitz, Hila May, Nigel Goring-Morris, Marion Benz, Julia Gresky, Raffaela A. Bianco, Andrew Fairbairn, Gökhan Mustafaoğlu, Philipp W. Stockhammer, Cosimo Posth, Wolfgang Haak, Choongwon Jeong, Johannes Krause
Abstract: Anatolia was home to some of the earliest farming communities. It has been long debated whether a migration of farming groups introduced agriculture to central Anatolia. Here, we report the first genome-wide data from a 15,000-year-old Anatolian hunter-gatherer and from seven Anatolian and Levantine early farmers. We find high genetic continuity (~80-90%) between the hunter-gatherers and early farmers of Anatolia and detect two distinct incoming ancestries: an early Iranian/Caucasus related one and a later one linked to the ancient Levant. Finally, we observe a genetic link between southern Europe and the Near East predating 15,000 years ago. Our results suggest a limited role of human migration in the emergence of agriculture in central Anatolia.
Keywords: Human migration
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DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09209-7
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