Sampling of petrous bone from a human skull | Balázs G. Mende

European Hunter-Gatherers Interbred With Farmers From the Near East

The first farmers were not only well traveled, but also apparently well loved by the hunter-gatherers that they encountered across Europe.

Published On 11/08/2017
1:00 PM EST
T T he Neolithic Period, which lasted from about 9,000 to 3,000 BC, often seems as mysterious as the famous megaliths associated with it, such as Stonehenge in England and Ggantija in Malta. It included, however, one of the most important shifts in human history: the gradual transition from hunter-gatherer groups to farming communities.
An Early Neolithic grave from Bátaszék (Hungary), which was part of the DNA analyses. | Anett Osztás
Middle Neolithic collective grave of La Mina, Spain during excavation | Manolo Rojo Guerra