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Ancient Voyaging and Polynesian Origins

Soares, Pedro; Rito, Teresa; Trejaut, Jean Alain; Mormina, Maru; Hill, Catherine; Tinkler-Hundal, Emma; Braid, Michelle; Clarke, Douglas; Loo, Jun-Hun; Thomson, Noel; Denham, Tim; Donohue, Mark; Macaulay, Vincent; Lin, Marie; Oppenheimer, Stephen James; Richards, Martin


The "Polynesian motif" defines a lineage of human mtDNA that is restricted to Austronesian-speaking populations and is almost fixed in Polynesians. It is widely thought to support a rapid dispersal of maternal lineages from Taiwan ∼4000 years ago (4 ka)

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Human Genetics
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2011.01.009.


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