Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders

Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders

Postby Nutso » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:27 pm

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-enviro ... 4gvXm8X5tk
The ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean before reaching Britain, a study has shown.

Researchers compared DNA extracted from Neolithic human remains found across Britain with that of people alive at the same time in Europe.

The Neolithic inhabitants were descended from populations originating in Anatolia (modern Turkey) that moved to Iberia before heading north.

They reached Britain in about 4,000BC.

Details have been published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

The migration to Britain was just one part of a general, massive expansion of people out of Anatolia in 6,000BC that introduced farming to Europe.
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