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Hunter-Gatherers v. Farmers
« on: Tuesday 19 January 21 17:01 GMT (UK) »
This is just the latest in a series of articles I have read about how the invasion of Britain by Neolithic farmers changed the gene pool and the Hunter-Gatherers more or less died out.

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/new-stone-age-dna-breakthrough-two-men-buried-cave-near-oban-6000-years-ago-3104530

So why does Family Tree DNA tell me that my DNA is 45% Hunter-Gatherer and only 42% Farmer? Am I the exception that proves the rule? (or a primitive throwback!).

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Re: Hunter-Gatherers v. Farmers
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 January 21 17:47 GMT (UK) »
Hunting and gathering continued by "farmers" throughout the Neolithic period alongside the growing of crops. It's not so much a case of one group displacing another as people adopting new ideas while retaining what was useful from the older ways.