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09-02-2020, 03:15 PM
For thousands of years the Eurasian steppes have been a centre of human migrations and cultural change. Here we sequence the genomes of 137 ancient humans (about 1 ×
average coverage), covering a period of 4,000 years, to understand
the population history of the Eurasian steppes after the Bronze Age migrations. We find that the genetics of the Scythian groups that dominated the Eurasian steppes throughout the Iron Age were highly structured, with diverse origins comprising Late Bronze Age herders, European farmers and southern Siberian hunter-gatherers. Later, Scythians admixed with the eastern steppe nomads who formed the Xiongnu confederations, and moved westward in about the second or third century , forming the Hun traditions in the fourth–fifth century , and carrying with them plague that was basal to the Justinian plague. These nomads were further admixed with East Asian groups during several short-term khanates in the Medieval period. These historical events transformed the E.......

https://www.academia.edu/37632132/137_ancient_human_genomes_from_across_the_Eurasian _steppes_and_supplementary_information_Bestamak_ne cropolis_pit_No_138_Halvay_3_kurgan_pit_No_3_A_

09-02-2020, 03:22 PM
I'm closing this, there's already a topic about this study in the proper section (Ancient DNA).