Thursday, December 13, 2018

Ancient Iron Age DNA From Normandy Shows Continuity With The Bronze Age

The uniparental genetics of 39 people buried in a Celtic Iron Age cemetery in Normandy in what is now France, shows substantial continuity with the Bronze Age populations in the region. But, it is slightly shuffled by the exchange of people and genes up and down the Atlantic Coast of Europe from Spain to Great Britain.

This is in accord with numerous other genetic studies which collectively tend to show that in most of Europe, something approximating the modern population genetic mix was established in the Bronze Age.

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