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Re: Ancient mtDNA from Unetice Culture remains

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:33 pm
by GailT
The paper with the full genome sequences should be available soon:

Brotherton P*, Haak W*, Templeton J, Brandt G, Soubrier J, Adler CJ, Richards SM, Der Sarkissian C, Ganslmeier R, Friederich S, Dresely V, van Oven M, Kenyon R, Van der Hoek M, Korlach J, Luong K, Ho SYW, Quintana-Murci L, Behar DM, Meller H, Alt KW, Cooper A & The Genographic Project (in press, accepted 02/2013) Neolithic mitochondrial haplogroup H genomes and the genetic origins of Europeans. Nature Communications.

Re: Ancient mtDNA from Unetice Culture remains

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:39 am
by Tomatoes
That's awesome. There's a time lag of about 8 weeks at Nature from acceptance to publication, so we'll probably see this paper online next Thursday.

Edit: Actually, Nature Communications gets published each week on Tuesday.

Re: Ancient mtDNA from Unetice Culture remains

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:00 pm
by Bernard
GailT wrote:The paper with the full genome sequences should be available soon:

Brotherton P*, Haak W*, Templeton J, Brandt G, Soubrier J, Adler CJ, Richards SM, Der Sarkissian C, Ganslmeier R, Friederich S, Dresely V, van Oven M, Kenyon R, Van der Hoek M, Korlach J, Luong K, Ho SYW, Quintana-Murci L, Behar DM, Meller H, Alt KW, Cooper A & The Genographic Project (in press, accepted 02/2013) Neolithic mitochondrial haplogroup H genomes and the genetic origins of Europeans. Nature Communications.

The paper is available now: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v4 ... s2656.html

From eurekalert: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 042213.php

What is intriguing is that the genetic markers of this first pan-European culture, which was clearly very successful, were then suddenly replaced around 4500 years ago, and we don't know why. Something major happened, and the hunt is now on to find out what that was.

The expansion of the Bell Beaker culture (named after their pots) appears to have been a key event, emerging in Iberia around 2800 BC and arriving in Germany several centuries later," says Dr Brotherton. "This is a very interesting group as they have been linked to the expansion of Celtic languages along the Atlantic coast and into central Europe."

Re: Ancient mtDNA from Unetice Culture remains

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:38 pm
by T101
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Re: Ancient mtDNA from Unetice Culture remains

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:39 pm
by Tomatoes
We should start a new thread about the mtDNA H paper, because it's more about Bell Beakers than Unetice.

In any case, the data in this new paper supports the "reflux" expansion of Celts from Central Europe as discussed in Patterson et al.