Simulated patterns of mitochondrial diversity are consistent with partial population turnover in Bronze Age Central Europe.

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  • 15-02-2023

Broccard N, Silva NM, Currat M. Am J Biol Anthropol 2022 Jan;177(1):134-146. PMC9298224. 10.1002/ajpa.24431.

The analysis of ancient mitochondrial DNA from osteological remains has challenged previous conclusions drawn from the analysis of mitochondrial DNA from present populations, notably by revealing an absence of genetic continuity between the Neolithic and modern populations in Central Europe. Our study investigates how to reconcile these contradictions at the mitochondrial level using a modeling approach.

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