A new glimpse into ancient human history

Agriculture probably initially expanded because farmers pressed north through the continent, not because hunter-gatherers adopted the practice on their own, Scandinavian scientists say.Analyzing DNA from four ancient skeletons and comparing it with thousands of genetic samples from living humans, a group of Scandinavian scientists reported that agriculture initially spread through Europe because farmers expanded their territory northward, not because the more primitive foragers already living there adopted it on their own.

A new glimpse into ancient human history

Analyzing DNA from four ancient skeletons and comparing it with thousands of genetic samples from living humans, a group of Scandinavian scientists reported that agriculture initially spread ...

Mon 30 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Farming 'spread by migrant wave'

A new study of DNA from ancient remains provides further evidence that farming was spread to Europe by a wave of migrants.

Fri 27 Apr 12 from BBC News

Ancient Swedish farmer came from the Mediterranean

Five-thousand-year-old DNA gives insight into the spread of agriculture across Europe.

Thu 26 Apr 12 from Nature News

DNA tracks ancient Mediterranean farmers to Scandinavia

Mixing with native foragers led to modern genetic signature, study suggests

Thu 26 Apr 12 from ScienceNews

Genetic study shed light on rise of agriculture in Stone Age Europe

One of the most debated developments in human history is the transition from hunter‑gatherer to agricultural societies. This week's edition of Science presents the genetic findings of ...

Thu 26 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Ancient DNA sheds light on spread of European farming

Agriculture probably initially expanded because farmers pressed north through the continent, not because hunter-gatherers adopted the practice on their own, Scandinavian scientists say.Analyzing ...

Thu 26 Apr 12 from L.A. Times

Skeletons reveal how migrants brought farming to northern Europe

The story behind agriculture's rise in northern Europe was written in the DNA of four 5,000-year-old skeletons unearthed in Sweden.

Thu 26 Apr 12 from Daily Mail

How European Farmers Spread Agriculture Across Continent

Their genes say they interbred with hunter-gatherer societies already in northern Europe.

Thu 26 Apr 12 from Livescience

DNA traces farming migrations in Europe

UPPSALA, Sweden, April 27 (UPI) -- The DNA of modern Europeans suggests early Mediterranean farmers moved north into Scandinavia, interbreeding with resident hunter-gatherers, scientists say.

Fri 27 Apr 12 from UPI

Study: Ancient migrants spread farming in Europe

NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of years ago, farming spread across Europe and replaced the hunter-gatherer lifestyle of early inhabitants. Now a study of ancient DNA says that trend was driven by ...

Thu 26 Apr 12 from AP

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