Where do we come from? A new exhibition encompassing genetics and archaeology tells the long tale of migration in the British Isles. Lucia Marchini went along to take a look.
The Mesolithic–Neolithic transition in Britain is a widely debated topic, particularly with regard to the role migration played in spreading Neolithic farming practices from the Continent to Britain. Now researchers from Durham University are using isotope analysis to examine the childhood origins of early Neolithic Britons, in an initiative aiming to address this question.