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Science Advances  03 Oct 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 10, eaat4457
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat4457

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  • Received for publication February 27, 2018
  • Accepted for publication August 23, 2018
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  1. Maja Krzewińska1,*,,
  2. Gülşah Merve Kılınç1,*,,
  3. Anna Juras2,
  4. Dilek Koptekin3,
  5. Maciej Chyleński4,
  6. Alexey G. Nikitin5,
  7. Nikolai Shcherbakov6,
  8. Iia Shuteleva6,7,
  9. Tatiana Leonova6,
  10. Liudmila Kraeva8,
  11. Flarit A. Sungatov9,
  12. Alfija N. Sultanova9,
  13. Inna Potekhina10,
  14. Sylwia Łukasik2,
  15. Marta Krenz-Niedbała2,
  16. Love Dalén11,
  17. Vitaly Sinika12,13,
  18. Mattias Jakobsson14,15,16,
  19. Jan Storå17 and
  20. Anders Götherström1,
  1. 1Archaeological Research Laboratory, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Lilla Frescativägen 7, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden.
  2. 2Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Anthropology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland.
  3. 3Department of Health Informatics, Middle East Technical University, 06800 Ankara, Turkey.
  4. 4Institute of Archaeology, Faculty of History, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Umultowska 89D, 61-614 Poznań, Poland.
  5. 5Biology Department, Grand Valley State University, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401, USA.
  6. 6Laboratory of Methodology and Methods of Humanitarian Research, Bashkir State Pedagogical University, Octyabrskoy Revolutsii, 3A, 450007 Ufa, Russia.
  7. 7Institute of History and State Management, Bashkir State University, Zaki Validy Street 32, 450076 Ufa, Russia.
  8. 8Archaeological Laboratory, Orenburg State Pedagogical University, Orenburg, Russia.
  9. 9Archaeological Laboratory, Bashkir State University, Str. Validi Z. 32, Ufa, Russia.
  10. 10Institute of Archaeology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine.
  11. 11Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Post Office Box 50007, 10405 Stockholm, Sweden.
  12. 12Taras Shevchenko University in Tiraspol, October Street 25, 33-00 Tiraspol, Moldova.
  13. 13Nizhnevartovsk State University, Lenin Street, 56, Nizhnevartovsk, 628605, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, Yugra, Russia.
  14. 14Subdepartment of Human Evolution, Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18 C, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden.
  15. 15Science for Life Laboratory, Norbyvägen 18 C, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden.
  16. 16Centre for Anthropological Research and Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, University of Johannesburg, Post Office Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, South Africa.
  17. 17Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Lilla Frescativägen 7, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: maja.krzewinska{at}arklab.su.se (M.K.); gulsahhdal{at}gmail.com (G.M.K.); anders.gotherstrom{at}arklab.su.se (A.G.)
    • * These authors contributed equally to this work.

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