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Research Article

Ancient DNA from Hunter-Gatherer and Farmer Groups from Northern Spain Supports a Random Dispersion Model for the Neolithic Expansion into Europe

  • Montserrat Hervella,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology, University of the Basque Country, Bizkaia, Spain

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  • Neskuts Izagirre,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology, University of the Basque Country, Bizkaia, Spain

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  • Santos Alonso,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology, University of the Basque Country, Bizkaia, Spain

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  • Rosa Fregel,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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  • Antonio Alonso,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences, Madrid, Spain

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  • Vicente M. Cabrera,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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  • Concepción de la Rúa mail

    conchi.delarua@ehu.es

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology, University of the Basque Country, Bizkaia, Spain

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  • Published: April 25, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034417

About the Authors

Montserrat Hervella, Neskuts Izagirre, Santos Alonso, Concepción de la Rúa
Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology, University of the Basque Country, Bizkaia, Spain
Rosa Fregel, Vicente M. Cabrera
Department of Genetics, University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Antonio Alonso
Department of Biology, National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences, Madrid, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: conchi.delarua@ehu.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MH NI SA RF AA VMC CR. Performed the experiments: MH NI SA RF AA VMC CR. Analyzed the data: MH NI SA RF AA VMC CR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MH NI SA RF AA VMC CR. Wrote the paper: MH NI SA RF AA VMC CR.