A woman of local ancestry buried together with a men that had very recent ancestors from central Europe. The grave dates back tot he Bronze Age. Image: University of Huddersfield
Ancient DNA analysis reveals early human history of Spain and Portugal - human history short science news

The analysis of the DNA of the remains of ancient inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) shows an influx of Russian men around 4,500 BC.

They came from a steppe region north of the Black Sea, and replaced the male Iberian population in about 500 years.

This phenomenon of only male newcomers replacing the original male population is known as sex-bias, which had previously been found in India, where men from the very same region in Russia arrived at roughly the same time as they did in Spain and Portugal.

Read the full story: University of Huddersfield
Scientific publication: Science