Lack of correspondence between Asian-Papuan genetic admixture and Austronesian language dispersal in eastern Indonesia.
Xu et al. (1) argued that a west-east cline of Asian-Papuan genetic admixture across eastern Indonesia �is in excellent agreement with inferences� (ref. 1, p. 4574) regarding the expansion of Austronesian languages from Taiwan across Island Southeast Asia (ISEA) from circa 4,000 y ago. They identify two major genetic populations within ISEA, �Asian� and �Papuan,� which allegedly reflect Austronesian language expansion and New Guinea influences, respectively. However, humans initially occupied...[Show more]
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