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Maternal History of Oceania from Complete mtDNA Genomes: Contrasting Ancient Diversity with Recent Homogenization Due to the Austronesian Expansion

Duggan, Ana T.; Evans, Bethwyn; Friedlaender, Francoise R.; Friedlaender, Jonathan S; Koki, George; Merriwether, D. Andrew; Kayser, Manfred; Stoneking, Mark


Archaeology, linguistics, and existing genetic studies indicate that Oceania was settled by two major waves of migration. The first migration took place approximately 40 thousand years ago and these migrants, Papuans, colonized much of Near Oceania. Approximately 3.5 thousand years ago, a second expansion of Austronesian-speakers arrived in Near Oceania and the descendants of these people spread to the far corners of the Pacific, colonizing Remote Oceania. To assess the female contribution of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Human Genetics
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2014.03.014


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