Europe’s First Farmers Were Segregated, Expert Immigrants

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 3, 2009   View Article

Central and western Europe’s first farmers weren’t crafty, native hunter-gatherers who gradually gave up their spears for seeds, a new study says.

Instead, they were experienced outsiders who arrived on the scene around 5500 B.C. with animals in tow—and the locals apparently didn’t roll out the welcome wagon.

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