This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a Harvard Medical School-led team publishes two studies using genomic techniques to examine the spread of cultural artifacts and agriculture of Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans. In the first paper, the researchers analyzed genome-wide data on 400 Neolithic, Copper Age, and Bronze Age Europeans from various archaeological sites, including 226 individuals buried with distinctive beaker-shaped pots and certain other cultural objects.

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