Historic travel: Europe PMC


Travel has always been a part of human nature but our ancestors did not seem to travel much during the Ice Age. Studies show that prehistoric humans migrated into Europe about 45,000 years ago but only moved to the north of the continent 26,000 years later, after the retreat of the ice sheets1. Recent research has shown that all individuals, who lived in Europe between ~37,000 and ~14,000 years ago are descended from a single population - the one big “family” that we have in common.

Pre-history family


Find the paper with the title “Genetic history of Ice Age Europe” in Europe PMC.

What is the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) of the co-author who works at the Toulouse university?

About Europe PMC

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