Population History of Europe: Genetics
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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How to Cite
Barbujani, G. 2006. Population History of Europe: Genetics. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Patterns of genetic diversity contain information on population histories. The archaeological record shows that people of different provenance entered Europe at different times. Analysis of genetic diversity suggests that the current Europeans do not derive from Neanderthal ancestors and shows the effects of both gene flow and reproductive isolation.
- genetic diversity;
- population history;
- geographic variation;
- gene genealogies;
- gene flow;
- genetic drift