Near East brought farming to Europe

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Migrants from the Near East "brought farming to Europe

Wednesday, 26 October 2010 (Berlin Sector) Farming in Europe did not just spread by word-of-mouth, but was introduced by migrants from the ancient Near East, a study suggests. Scientists analysed DNA from the 8,000 year-old remains of early farmers found at an ancient graveyard in Germany. They compared the genetic signatures to those of modern populations and found similarities with the DNA of people living in today's Turkey and Iraq.