LANGUAGE FAMILIES
AND THE SPREAD OF FARMING

The map illustrates the first principal component (PC) of molecular genetic variation in Europe, suggesting demic diffusion form Anatolia, probably associated with the spread of farming. The range between the maximum and minimum values of the PC has been divided into eight equal classes, which are indicated by different intensities of shading. The direction of increase of PC values is arbitrary. (From Cavalli-Sforza et al. 1994: 292; reproduced by permission of the authors and Princeton University Press.)

Molecular genetic evidence for the spread of farming into Europe.

 

Agriculture - Main Index

Origins and Spread of Agriculture and Pastoralism in Eurasia