16. The Genetics of the Neolithic Transition: New Light on Differences Between Hunter-Gatherers and Farmers in Southern Sweden

  1. Ron Pinhasi2 and
  2. Jay T. Stock3
  1. Anna Linderholm

Published Online: 14 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670170.ch16

Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture

Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture

How to Cite

Linderholm, A. (2011) The Genetics of the Neolithic Transition: New Light on Differences Between Hunter-Gatherers and Farmers in Southern Sweden, in Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture (eds R. Pinhasi and J. T. Stock), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470670170.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Archaeology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

  2. 3

    Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 1QH

Author Information

  1. The Archaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470747308

Online ISBN: 9780470670170

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Keywords:

  • Neolithic transition genetics - Southern Sweden, new light on differences between hunter-gatherers and farmers;
  • contemporaneous hunter-gatherer population - the Pitted Ware culture (PWC) that existed in Southern Sweden;
  • neolithic transition in Sweden;
  • Scandinavia and neighbouring regions, the Early Neolithic (EN) - and Funnel Beaker Culture or TRB;
  • TRB people, farmers with a very different diet - than their Mesolithic predecessors;
  • ancient DNA and Neolithic transition in Europe;
  • origin of local hunter-gatherer population - in Sweden (the Pitted Ware culture, PWC);
  • Mesolithic–Neolithic transition in Sweden;
  • PWC and TRB cultures, and individuals' diet - bulk carbon and nitrogen isotopic ratio analysis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Neolithic Transition in Sweden

  • Ancient DNA and the Neolithic Transition in Europe

  • Ancient DNA Studies of the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in Sweden

  • Stable Isotope Studies of the Neolithic Transition in Sweden

  • Discussion and Conclusions

  • References