Survival of Late Pleistocene Hunter-Gatherer Ancestry in the Iberian Peninsula

Vanessa Villalba-Mouco, Marieke S. van de Loosdrecht, Cosimo Posth, Rafael Mora, Jorge Martínez-Moreno, Manuel Rojo-Guerra, Domingo C. Salazar-García, José I. Royo-Guillén, Michael Kunst, Hélène Rougier, Isabelle Crevecoeur, Héctor Arcusa-Magallón, Cristina Tejedor-Rodríguez, Iñigo García-Martínez de Lagrán, Rafael Garrido-Pena, Kurt W. Alt, Choongwon Jeong, Stephan Schiffels, Pilar Utrilla, Johannes KrauseWolfgang Haak

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© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Villalba-Mouco et al. generate genome-wide data from prehistoric Iberian hunter-gatherers and early farmers and show that two lineages of Late Pleistocene ancestry survived in Iberian foragers, likely as a result of admixture from different southern refugia. Newly arrived Neolithic farmers retain this genetic signature, suggesting local admixture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1169-1177.e7
JournalCurrent Biology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019


  • ancestry
  • ancient DNA
  • Europe
  • genome
  • human
  • Iberia
  • Last Glacial Maximum
  • Mesolithic
  • Neolithic
  • Paleolithic

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