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Paternal origin of Paleo-Indians in Siberia: insights from Y-chromosome sequences

Recent advances in autosomal DNA research and expanded testing of mtDNA lineages has provided a clearer picture of the number and timing of founding lineages. However, both autosomal DNA and mtDNA research have provided unresolved competing theories between the short-term and the long-term models of the Beringian standstill hypothesis.

2018-07-11T03:44:17+00:00July 10th, 2018|

Ancient mitogenomes of Phoenicians from Sardinia and Lebanon: A story of settlement, integration, and female mobility

In this study, we investigate the extent of Phoenician integration with the Sardinian communities they settled. We present 14 new ancient mitogenome sequences from pre-Phoenician (~1800 BCE) and Phoenician (~700–400 BCE) samples from Lebanon (n = 4) and Sardinia (n = 10)...

2018-05-13T17:49:58+00:00May 13th, 2018|

Genomic Analyses of Pre-European Conquest Human Remains from the Canary Islands Reveal Close Affinity to Modern North Africans

The origins and genetic affinity of the aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands, commonly known as Guanches, are poorly understood.

2018-05-13T16:48:14+00:00May 13th, 2018|

How strong was the bottleneck associated to the peopling of the Americas? New insights from multilocus sequence data

In spite of many genetic studies that contributed for a deep knowledge about the peopling of the Americas, no consensus has emerged about important parameters such as the effective size of the Native Americans founder population.

2018-05-07T11:44:10+00:00May 7th, 2018|

Geographical barriers, environmental challenges, and complex migration events during the peopling of Eurasia

Together with evidence from the western Asian fossil record 11, and admixture between AMHs and Neanderthals predating the main Eurasian expansion 12, our results contribute to the mounting evidence for the presence of AMHs out of Africa earlier than 75,000 years ago.

2018-05-07T15:33:07+00:00May 6th, 2018|

The maternal genetic make-up of the Iberian Peninsula between the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age

We report ancient mitochondrial DNA results of 213 individuals (151 HVS-I sequences) from the northeast, middle Ebro Valley, central, southeast and southwest regions...

2018-05-07T18:11:03+00:00May 5th, 2018|