Re: [tied] Re: Finding agriculture's 'genetic signature'

From: Jens Elmegaard Rasmussen
Message: 14283
Date: 2002-08-09

On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, richardwordingham wrote:

> [...]  While greater female
> mobility may blur out some gradients in proportions, I don't see how
> it converts an area with a relatively high Neolithic proportion (as
> evidenced by stay-at-home men) to one with a relatively low Neolithic
> proportion (as evidenced by mobile women).

Please bear with me and let me try again. I don't know a first thing about
human genetics, but could this be the picture left by slowly moving
Anatolian farmers of both sexes whose genetic traces were later
overlayered by the genetic imprint of a male invasion army of
Indo-Europeans? Did Old Europe get ploughed and then usurped?