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A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia

We estimate that Aboriginal Australians and Papuans diverged from Eurasians 51–72 kya, following a single out-of-Africa dispersal, and subsequently admixed with archaic populations. Finally, we report evidence of selection in Aboriginal Australians potentially associated with living in the desert.

2016-09-28T13:26:17+00:00 September 28th, 2016|

Ancient mtDNA sequences from the First Australians revisited

The publication in 2001 by Adcock et al., [Adcock GJ, et al., (2001) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 98(2):537–542] in PNAS reported the recovery of short mtDNA sequences from ancient Australians, including the 42,000-y-old Mungo Man [Willandra Lakes Hominid (WLH3)]. This landmark study in human ancient DNA suggested...

2016-06-11T05:08:24+00:00 June 11th, 2016|