Ancient DNA Yields Clues to the Puzzle of European Origins.

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    • Abstract:
      This article discusses the studies on the ancestry of living Europeans. In 2000, archaeologists uncovered a well-preserved male skeleton at an early farming site at Halberstadt, northwest of Leipzig, Germany. The man had belonged to a central European culture called the Linearbandkeramik (LBK), characterized by large longhouses and distinctive pottery featuring sweeping striped designs. The LBK people, the first farmers known to occupy central Europe, arose in modern-day Hungary and Slovakia about 7500 years ago and within 500 years had spread as far west as France and as far east as the Ukraine. For decades, researchers have studied the LBK culture for clues to how farming spread across Europe, an issue that is key to tracing the origins of Europe's now 700-million strong population. Because the Y chromosome is inherited through the male line, and mtDNA is passed down through women, some researchers now think that different genetic destinies of men and women could reconcile the data, and perhaps even the European origins debate.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      1255
    • ISSN:
      0036-8075
    • Accession Number:
      10.1126/science.310.5750.964
    • Accession Number:
      18924083
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    • ABNT:
      BALTER, M. Ancient DNA Yields Clues to the Puzzle of European Origins. Science, [s. l.], v. 310, n. 5750, p. 964–965, 2005. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 22 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Balter M. Ancient DNA Yields Clues to the Puzzle of European Origins. Science. 2005;310(5750):964-965. doi:10.1126/science.310.5750.964.
    • APA:
      Balter, M. (2005). Ancient DNA Yields Clues to the Puzzle of European Origins. Science, 310(5750), 964–965. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.310.5750.964
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Balter, Michael. 2005. “Ancient DNA Yields Clues to the Puzzle of European Origins.” Science 310 (5750): 964–65. doi:10.1126/science.310.5750.964.
    • Harvard:
      Balter, M. (2005) ‘Ancient DNA Yields Clues to the Puzzle of European Origins’, Science, 310(5750), pp. 964–965. doi: 10.1126/science.310.5750.964.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Balter, M 2005, ‘Ancient DNA Yields Clues to the Puzzle of European Origins’, Science, vol. 310, no. 5750, pp. 964–965, viewed 22 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Balter, Michael. “Ancient DNA Yields Clues to the Puzzle of European Origins.” Science, vol. 310, no. 5750, Nov. 2005, pp. 964–965. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1126/science.310.5750.964.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Balter, Michael. “Ancient DNA Yields Clues to the Puzzle of European Origins.” Science 310, no. 5750 (November 11, 2005): 964–65. doi:10.1126/science.310.5750.964.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Balter M. Ancient DNA Yields Clues to the Puzzle of European Origins. Science [Internet]. 2005 Nov 11 [cited 2019 Oct 22];310(5750):964–5. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=18924083&custid=s8280428