The genetic prehistory of domesticated cattle from their origin to the spread across Europe

Amelie Scheu, Adam Powell, Ruth Bollongino, Jean-Denis Vigne, Anne Tresset, Canan Çakırlar, Norbert Benecke & Joachim Burger
BACKGROUND: Cattle domestication started in the 9(th) millennium BC in Southwest Asia. Domesticated cattle were then introduced into Europe during the Neolithic transition. However, the scarcity of palaeogenetic data from the first European domesticated cattle still inhibits the accurate reconstruction of their early demography. In this study, mitochondrial DNA from 193 ancient and 597 modern domesticated cattle (Bos taurus) from sites across Europe, Western Anatolia and Iran were analysed to provide insight into the Neolithic...
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