Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic
Bridging the European
and Anatolian Neolithic
Demography, migration, and lifestyle
at the advent of civilisation

Orienting Y-chromosome lineages in space and time

This project aims to produce time-stamped Y-chromosome lineages to investigate different hypotheses surrounding the migration of farmers from the Near East into Europe. The researcher in Dublin will re-sequence the major non-repetitive regions of the Y chromosome in ancient samples, covering positions where SNPs have already been ascertained from modern samples and embedding these specimens in existing phylogenetic patterns. This resequencing campaign will also uncover relationships that may be unobtainable from modern study but which may be critical in interpreting relationships among ancient groups.

Project supervisors
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
Host Institute
Trinity College Dublin