The Neolithisation of the central and western Mediterranean has been attributed to groups belonging to the Impressed-wares or Impresso-Cardial complex (Bernabò Brea, 1950). The mechanism by which farmers dispersed towards the North-West and the character of their interaction iwth late hunters-gatherers is still debated (Guilance et al., 2007; Binder, 2013; Perrin and Binder, 2014; Bernabeu et al., 2015; Isern et al., 2016; Binder et al., 2017b). However, recent aDNA analyses suggest that Aegean populations were the origin of Western Neolithic populations (Hofmanova et al., 2016) and that Mesolithic admixture could have only occurred secondarily and probably post-dates the middle of the sixth millennium BCE (Rivollat et al. 2017).
|Title of host publication||Farmers at the Frontier|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Pan European Perspective on Neolithisation|
|Editors||Kurt J. Gron, Lasse Sørensen, Peter Rowley-Conwy|
|Place of Publication||Oxford, UK|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Electronic)||978-1-78925-141-8 |
|Publication status||Published - 6 Apr 2020|
This study has been undertaken with the support of the ETICALP Project (French Ministry of Culture and Communication, 2008-2014) and of the CIMO Project (ANR-14-CE31-009).