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The Y-chromosome haplogroup C3*-F3918, likely attributed to the Mongol Empire, can be traced to a 2500-year-old nomadic group

To trace the history of haplogroup (Hg) C3* and to further understand the origin and development of Mongolians, ancient human remains from the Jinggouzi, Chenwugou and Gangga archaeological sites, which belonged to the Donghu, Xianbei and Shiwei, respectively, were analysed.

2017-12-09T10:37:51+00:00 December 9th, 2017|

Ancient DNA reveals genetic connections between early Di-Qiang and Han Chinese

Here we analyzed the human remains from an early Di-Qiang site (Mogou site dated ~4000 years old) and compared them to other ancient DNA across China, including an early Han-related site (Hengbei site dated ~3000 years old) to establish the underlying genetic relationship between the Di-Qiang and ancestors of Han Chinese.

2017-12-09T02:30:27+00:00 December 9th, 2017|

Y-Chromosomal sequences of diverse Indian populations and the ancestry of the Andamanese

We present 42 new Y-chromosomal sequences from diverse Indian tribal and non-tribal populations, including the Jarawa and Onge from the Andaman Islands, which are analysed within a calibrated Y-chromosomal phylogeny incorporating South Asian (in total 305 individuals) and worldwide (in total 1286 individuals) data from the 1000 Genomes Project.

2017-12-08T19:05:07+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

The Irish DNA Atlas: Revealing Fine-Scale Population Structure and History within Ireland

Here we illustrate fine-scale genetic structure across Ireland that follows geographic boundaries and present evidence of admixture events into Ireland.

2017-12-08T17:09:34+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

The Eastern side of the Westernmost Europeans: Insights from subclades within Y‐chromosome haplogroup J‐M304

A total of 110 males of Portuguese descent were analyzed for 17 Y-chromosome bi-allelic markers and seven Y-chromosome short tandem repeats (Y-STR) loci.

2017-12-02T10:12:54+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|

Ancient maternal lineages in hunter-gatherer groups of Argentinean Patagonia. Settlement, population continuity and divergence

Both archaeological and bioanthropological hypothesis suggest a common population origin for the region, and point that their biological differences would stem from genetic drift, geographic isolation and adaptation to the environment. In this study we analyze HVR-1 mitochondrial sequences from 70 ancient and 306 extant samples from native groups with the aim to test these hypotheses

2017-11-25T12:18:31+00:00 November 25th, 2017|

Pre-Neolithic evidence for dog-assisted hunting strategies in Arabia

The function of prehistoric dogs in hunting is not readily visible in the archaeological record; interpretations are thus heavily reliant on ethnographic data and remain controversial. Here we document the earliest evidence for dogs on the Arabian Peninsula from rock art at the sites of Shuwaymis and Jubbah, in northwestern Saudi Arabia.

2017-11-25T11:22:12+00:00 November 25th, 2017|