About the Authors

Wolfgang Haak, Christina J. Adler, Clio S. I. Der Sarkissian, Alan Cooper
Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Oleg Balanovsky, Valery Zaporozhchenko, Elena Balanovska
Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Juan J. Sanchez
National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences, Canary Islands Delegation, Campus de Ciencias de la Salud, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Sergey Koshel
Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Valery Zaporozhchenko
Research Centre for Drug Evaluation, Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia

Guido Brandt, Carolin Schwarz, Nicole Nicklisch, Kurt W. Alt
Institute for Anthropology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Veit Dresely, Barbara Fritsch, Harald Meller
Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archaeologie und Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte, Halle (Saale), Germany

Richard Villems
Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu and Estonian Biocentre, Tartu, Estonia

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: WH OB JJS KWA AC. Performed the experiments: WH OB CJA. Analyzed the data: WH OB SK CJA CSIDS CS NN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WH JJS SK VZ GB VD BF EB RV HM KWA. Wrote the paper: WH OB JJS CJA BF AC.