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dc.contributor.authorHovhannisyan, Anahiten_US
dc.contributor.authorKhachatryan, Zaruhien_US
dc.contributor.authorHaber, Marcen_US
dc.contributor.authorHrechdakian, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorKarafet, Tatianaen_US
dc.contributor.authorZalloua, Pierreen_US
dc.contributor.authorYepiskoposyan, Levonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-05T18:26:57Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationHovhannisyan, Anahit, Zaruhi Khachatryan, Marc Haber, Peter Hrechdakian, Tatiana Karafet, Pierre Zalloua, and Levon Yepiskoposyan. 2014. “Different waves and directions of Neolithic migrations in the Armenian Highland.” Investigative Genetics 5 (1): 15. doi:10.1186/s13323-014-0015-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13323-014-0015-6.en
dc.identifier.issn2041-2223en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:13581102
dc.description.abstractBackground: The peopling of Europe and the nature of the Neolithic agricultural migration as a primary issue in the modern human colonization of the globe is still widely debated. At present, much uncertainty is associated with the reconstruction of the routes of migration for the first farmers from the Near East. In this context, hospitable climatic conditions and the key geographic position of the Armenian Highland suggest that it may have served as a conduit for several waves of expansion of the first agriculturalists from the Near East to Europe and the North Caucasus. Results: Here, we assess Y-chromosomal distribution in six geographically distinct populations of Armenians that roughly represent the extent of historical Armenia. Using the general haplogroup structure and the specific lineages representing putative genetic markers of the Neolithic Revolution, haplogroups R1b1a2, J2, and G, we identify distinct patterns of genetic affinity between the populations of the Armenian Highland and the neighboring ones north and west from this area. Conclusions: Based on the results obtained, we suggest a new insight on the different routes and waves of Neolithic expansion of the first farmers through the Armenian Highland. We detected at least two principle migratory directions: (1) westward alongside the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea and (2) northward to the North Caucasus. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1186/s13323-014-0015-6) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1186/s13323-014-0015-6en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4249771/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectArmenian Highlanden
dc.subjectY chromosomeen
dc.subjectNeolithic migrationen
dc.titleDifferent waves and directions of Neolithic migrations in the Armenian Highlanden
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
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dc.relation.journalInvestigative Geneticsen
dc.date.available2015-01-05T18:26:57Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13323-014-0015-6*


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