The Early Neolithic in Albania

Our knowledge about the very beginnings of the Early Neolithic is very limited; one or two sites can be ascribed to this period: Vlusha in the south-central part of Albania, and Konispol on the southwest coast. Continue reading “The Early Neolithic in Albania”

Homogeneity among Illyrian and Greek populations and shared ancestry, study finds

In this post we present the very interesting paper titled “Evidence for Long-Term Migration on the Balkan Peninsula Using Dental and Cranial Nonmetric Data:Early Interaction Between Corinth (Greece) and its Colony at Apollonia (Albania)“, by Britney Kyle McIlvaine et al. We also comment on the findings and their possible further importance. Continue reading “Homogeneity among Illyrian and Greek populations and shared ancestry, study finds”

Admixture layers in Sicily and Southern Italy trace multiple migration routes along the Mediterranean – The ‘Mediterranean genetic continuum’

The Mediterranean Sea has represented one of the most important crossroads in human history, acting both as a barrier and a bridge between three continents and multiple human groups characterized by different genetic and cultural backgrounds. Continue reading “Admixture layers in Sicily and Southern Italy trace multiple migration routes along the Mediterranean – The ‘Mediterranean genetic continuum’”

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