‘Phenomenal’ Ancient DNA Data Set Provides Clues to Origin of Farming and Early Languages | Portside

Few places have shaped Eurasian history as much as the ancient Near East. Agriculture and some of the world’s first civilizations were born there, and the region was home to ancient Greeks, Troy, and large swaths of the Roman Empire. “It’s absolutely central, and a lot of us work on it for precisely that reason,” says German Archaeological Institute archaeologist Svend Hansen. “It’s always been a bridge of cultures and a key driver of innovation and change.”

Source: ‘Phenomenal’ Ancient DNA Data Set Provides Clues to Origin of Farming and Early Languages | Portside

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