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The genetic exchange between east Tianshan of Xingjiang and Eurasian steppes during the early Iron Age早期铁器时代新疆东天山地区与欧亚草原的基因交流

 Author: Wang Yinchen, Ma Pengcheng, Zhang Fan, Ning Chao, Gao Shizhu, Ma Jian, Cui Yinqiu  Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, History, Identity, Journal, Xinjiang  Publisher: The Western Regions Studies, 2020(3), 106-114  Publication Date: 2020  Language: Chinese  Link to Publisher

By analyzing the whole human genome sequence for the Shirenzigou site, and with the reference from the ancient genetics information from the Eurasian grassland, this study reveals that the East Tianshan and Sayan-Altai became the active areas for population integration and cultural interaction during the early Iron Age. This has laid an important social economic and cultural foundation for the development of the Silk Road in the second century BC.