Published: 25-04-2014 11:16 | Updated: 16-06-2014 14:46

Genomic diversity and admixture differs for Stone-Age Scandinavian foragers and farmers

An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University reports a breakthrough on understanding the demographic history of Stone-Age humans. A genomic analysis of eleven Stone-Age human remains from Scandinavia revealed that expanding Stone-age farmers assimilated local hunter-gatherers and that the hunter-gatherers were historically in lower numbers than the farmers. The study is published in the journal Science and from Karolinska Institutet Professor Per Hall participated.