Language continuity despite population replacement in Remote Oceania
Posth, Cosimo; Nägele, Kathrin; Colleran, Heidi; Valentin, Frederique; Bedford, Stuart; Kami, Kaitip W; Shing, Richard; Buckley, Hallie R.; Kinaston, R.L.; Walworth, Mary; Clark, Geoffrey; Reepmeyer, Christian
Recent genomic analyses show that the earliest peoples reaching Remote Oceania- A ssociated with Austronesian-speaking Lapita culture-were almost completely East Asian, without detectable Papuan ancestry. However, Papuan-related genetic ancestry is found across present-day Pacific populations, indicating that peoples from Near Oceania have played a significant, but largely unknown, ancestral role. Here, new genome-wide data from 19 ancient South Pacific individuals provide direct evidence of a...[Show more]
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