The origin of the Etruscans (the present day Tuscany, Italy), one of the most enigmatic non-Indo-European civilizations, is under intense controversy. We found novel genetic evidences on the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) establishing a genetic link between Anatolia and the ancient Etruria. By way of complete mtDNA genome sequencing of a novel autochthonous Tuscan branch of haplogroup U7 (namely U7a2a), we have estimated an historical time frame for the arrival of Anatolian lineages to Tuscany ranging from 1.1+/-0.1 to 2.3+/-0.4 kya B.P.

Brisighelli, F., Capelli, C., Alvarez Iglesias, V., Onofri, V., Paoli, G., Tofanelli, S., Carracedo, A., Pascali, V. L., Salas, A., The Etruscan timeline: a recent Anatolian connection, <<EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS>>, 2009; 17 (5): 693-696. [doi:10.1038/ejhg.2008.224] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/42498]

The Etruscan timeline: a recent Anatolian connection

Brisighelli, Francesca;Capelli, Cristian;Pascali, Vincenzo Lorenzo;
2009

Abstract

The origin of the Etruscans (the present day Tuscany, Italy), one of the most enigmatic non-Indo-European civilizations, is under intense controversy. We found novel genetic evidences on the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) establishing a genetic link between Anatolia and the ancient Etruria. By way of complete mtDNA genome sequencing of a novel autochthonous Tuscan branch of haplogroup U7 (namely U7a2a), we have estimated an historical time frame for the arrival of Anatolian lineages to Tuscany ranging from 1.1+/-0.1 to 2.3+/-0.4 kya B.P.
Inglese
Brisighelli, F., Capelli, C., Alvarez Iglesias, V., Onofri, V., Paoli, G., Tofanelli, S., Carracedo, A., Pascali, V. L., Salas, A., The Etruscan timeline: a recent Anatolian connection, <>, 2009; 17 (5): 693-696. [doi:10.1038/ejhg.2008.224] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/42498]
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/10807/42498
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 16
  • Scopus 27
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 23
social impact