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Europeans drawn from three ancient 'tribes'

 17 September 2014

Europeans drawn from three ancient 'tribes'

By Paul Rincon 

Science editor, BBC News website


The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports.

Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East. (...)

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