Evidence uncovered of ancient migration to Spain

SCIENTISTS studying DNA from Bronze Age burial sites in the Pyrenees have found migration from Central Europe changed the genes of those living in Spain at the time.

The research, published in Science journal, saw migrants cross the mountain range over a period of 400 years, existing the genetic profile of the male inhabitants there before.

Researchers said they are unsure whether the change was due to violence but found DNA showed migration from as far away as Russia to Spain.

The study is the most extensive of its kind, tracing more than 8,000 years of history across Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Gibraltar.

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