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Mediterranean farmers migrated to Scandinavia 5,000 years ago

A new genetic study suggests that Mediterranean farmers migrated to Scandinavia 5,000 years ago where they interbred with the local hunter-gatherers. Pieces of DNA extracted from an ancient farmer’s remains buried in southern Sweden display gene variants most like those found in people now living in Greece and Cyprus, the scientists

Stone Age Scandinavians could not digest milk

The Stone Age people who lived in Scandinavia 4,000 years ago were lactose intolerant, prompting scientists to conclude that the modern Scandinavians descended from a different group of people. "This group of hunter-gatherers differed significantly from modern Swedes in terms of the DNA sequence that we generally associate with a

Scandinavia’s oldest and most complex group of iron forges

Archaeologists in Norway have discovered the oldest and most complex group of iron forges ever to be found in the area. The iron beads that had piqued Øien's interest were only 1 to1.5 millimetres in diameter. But they were sufficient to make her realize they might be residue from a smithy.

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