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Aboriginal mitogenomes reveal 50,000 years of regionalism in Australia

Tobler, Ray; Rohrlach, Adam; Soubrier, Julien; Bover, Pere; Llamas, Bastien; Tuke, Jonathan; Bean, Nigel G.; Abdullah-Highfold, Ali; Agius, Shane; O'Donoghue, Amy; Williams, Matthew


Aboriginal Australians represent one of the longest continuous cultural complexes known. Archaeological evidence indicates that Australia and New Guinea were initially settled approximately 50 thousand years ago (ka); however, little is known about the processes underlying the enormous linguistic and phenotypic diversity within Australia. Here we report 111 mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) from historical Aboriginal Australian hair samples, whose origins enable us to reconstruct Australian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature21416


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