Eastern Mediterranean influence and possible Colonization of Prehistoric Iberia

The main problem to evaluate the real knowledge of the Mycenaean contacts with Iberian Peninsula is the few excavations with levels of the Late Bronze Age IC and II, 1425-1150 BC. Continue reading “Eastern Mediterranean influence and possible Colonization of Prehistoric Iberia”

Evidence suggests that the Neolithic expansion took place from the East to Western Mediterranean Europe through pioneer maritime colonization

In this post we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “Radiocarbon evidence for maritime pioneer colonization at the origins of farming in west Mediterranean Europe“, by João Zilhão. Continue reading “Evidence suggests that the Neolithic expansion took place from the East to Western Mediterranean Europe through pioneer maritime colonization”

The coming of the Greeks to Provence and Corsica: Y-chromosome models of archaic Greek colonization of the western Mediterranean

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Roy J King, Julie Di Cristofaro, Anastasia Kouvatsi, Costas Triantaphyllidis, Walter Scheidel, Natalie M Myres, Alice A Lin, Alexandre Eissautier, Michael Mitchell, Didier Binder, Ornella Semino, Andrea Novelletto, Peter A Underhill and Jacques Chiaroni, and, as always in NovoScriptorium, a link for it, for anyone more interested in the subject. Continue reading “The coming of the Greeks to Provence and Corsica: Y-chromosome models of archaic Greek colonization of the western Mediterranean”

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