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DNA and Etruscan identity

Perkins, Phil (2017). DNA and Etruscan identity. In: Naso, Alessandro ed. Etruscology. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 109–118.

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Abstract

From the time of Herodotus, who suggested that the Etruscans were immigrants to Italy, to the present day, the origin of the Etruscans has been debated. Since the mid-twentieth century a convincing academic consensus has been built that the Etruscans were an autochthonous people.
The development of molecular archaeology, investigating ancient biological molecules, particularly DNA, has brought new evidence to the debate. This area is still developing and many of its findings are experimental or provisional.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 Walter de Gruyter GmbH
ISBN: 1-934078-49-2, 978-1-934078-49-5
Extra Information: eBook Package Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies 2017
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Keywords: Etruscan; Etruscan origins; identity; ethnicity; DNA; aDNA; genetics; mitogenetics
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 50571
Depositing User: Phil Perkins
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 13:31
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 17:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/50571
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