Genetic evidence of ancient migrations



Y chromosome genetic studies of current populations provide insights into ancient migrations. A strong Phokaian presence in the region of present-day Marseille sheds light on the nature of Greek migration to this area in the sixth century BCE: Roy King, Julie DiCristofaro, Costas Triantaphyllidis, Anastasia Kouvatsi, Walter Scheidel, Natalie Myers, Alice Lin, Alexandre Eissautier, Michael Mitchell, Didier Binder, Ornella Semino, Andrea Novelletto, Peter Underhill, and Jacques Chiaroni, The Coming of the Greeks to Provence and Corsica: Y Chromosome Models of Archaic Greek Colonization of the Western Mediterranean, BMC Evolutionary Biology 11 (2011).