Ancient DNA, a Neolithic legging from the Swiss Alps and the early history of goat

Schlumbaum, Angela; Campos, Paula F.; Volken, Serge; Volken, Marquita; Hafner, Albert; Schibler, Jörg (2010). Ancient DNA, a Neolithic legging from the Swiss Alps and the early history of goat. Journal of archaeological science, 37(6), pp. 1247-1251. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jas.2009.12.025

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Ancient DNA from a Neolithic legging (1st half of the 3rd millennium BC) found at Lenk, Schnidejoch (2750 m a.sl.) in the Swiss Alps has demonstrated, that modern distribution of genetic variation does not reflect past spatio-temporal signatures. The legging was made from the skin of a domestic goat (Capra hircus), belonging to the caprine haplogroup B1, which is marginal in Europe today, but represents a third highly diverse goat haplogroup entering Europe already in the Neolithic. Population expansion of lineage B therefore happened more than 4500 years ago, but their members were at some point almost completely replaced by goats of today's common A and C haplogroups.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Pre- and Early History

UniBE Contributor:

Hafner, Albert

Subjects:

900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)

ISSN:

0305-4403

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

German

Submitter:

Albert Hafner-Lafitte

Date Deposited:

03 Oct 2014 09:49

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 01:55

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jas.2009.12.025

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Ancient DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, Haplogroup, Expansion, Neolithic, Switzerland

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.58993

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58993

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