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11 - Mehrgarh, Pakistan

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Archaeogenetics was developing its own approaches to data handling, hybridizing techniques borrowed from a variety of disparate disciplines. The mtDNA and the male-specific part of the Y chromosome are the two uniparental, non-recombining genetic marker systems, which led the way for genealogical and phylogeographic studies. Phylogeography utilizes three variables, the reconstructed phylogenetic tree of descent, or genealogy, the geographic distribution of the lineages and the time depth of various clusters. Founder analysis is an attempt to formalize a phylogeographic approach to identifying colonization events, but it exemplifies the approach more broadly. The analysis of ancient DNA has the potential to test models built on the basis of modern variation and archaeology. Ancient DNA is starting to contribute to the study of other aspects of the spread of farming.
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