The Neolithic transition in Europe: Archaeology versus Genetics
There are two mechanisms of Neolithic spread: demic diffusion (dispersal of populations) and cultural diffusion (acculturation of hunter-gathterers). Archaeological data imply that demic diffusion was more important than cultural diffusion in determining the spread rate of the Neolihtic in Europe. But those results are very uncertain. We now use ancient genetic data in addition to archaeological data, and estimate the relative importance of demic and cultural diffusion. We find that demic diffusion was, indeed, substantially more important than cultural diffusion at the continental scale.
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The Neolithic transition in Europe: Archaeology versus Genetics. Joaquim Fort, Victor L. de Rioja, Neus Isern, Jose M. Cobo. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431513)
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