The Minorcan Talayotic Period from a genetic point of view: The Cova des Pas necropolis

Marc Simón, Núria Armentano, Cristina Afonso, Assumpció Malgosa

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Abstract

© 2016 CSIC. Study of the genetic characteristics of the burials at the Talayotic necropolis of Cova des Pas reveals an important level of endogamy at the mitochondrial DNA level. Comparison with other contemporary series from the Balearic Islands permits us to hypothesize the existence of closed groups, with a limited number of female lineages and difficult to access necropoleis, like the present site. The existence of these communities would contrast with other, more open groups located in the central, flat parts of the island with more interchange between female lineages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-351
JournalTrabajos de Prehistoria
Volume73
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Endogamy
  • Late Bronze Age
  • Mediterranean
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • Talayotic

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