Researchers Reconstruct 4,000 Years of Europe's Genetic History

October 10, 2013 8:19 PM

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Using DNA from skeletons in Germany representing 4,000 years of prehistory, researchers have pieced together the most detailed genetic history of today's Europeans.

Extracted from bone and teeth samples from 364 skeletons, the samples of mitochondrial DNA unveiled significant population shifts triggered by waves of prehistoric migration.

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