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Ancient west Eurasian ancestry in southern and eastern Africa
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Genome-wide genetic data is used to show that there are at least two admixture events in the history of Khoisan populations (southern African hunter–gatherers and pastoralists who speak non-Bantu languages with click consonants) and that west Eurasian ancestry entered southern Africa indirectly through eastern Africa.
The genetic prehistory of southern Africa
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It is found that all individuals derive at least a few percent of their genomes from admixture with non-Khoisan populations that began ∼1,200 years ago, supporting the hypothesis of an ancient link between southern and eastern Africa.
Investigating the effects of prehistoric migrations in Siberia: genetic variation and the origins of Yakuts
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The genetic results show that the Yakuts are a very homogenous population, notwithstanding their current spread over a very large territory, which confirms the historical accounts that they spread over their current area of settlement fairly recently.
Mitochondrial DNA evidence for admixed origins of central Siberian populations.
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The Yakuts are unique among Siberian populations in having a high number of haplotypes shared exclusively with Europeans, suggesting, contrary to the historical record, that occasionally Yakut men took Russian women as wives.
Bringing together linguistic and genetic evidence to test the Bantu expansion
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Results show evidence for a demic diffusion in the genetic data, which is confirmed by the correlations between genetic and linguistic distances, and demonstrate that subsequent contact among languages/populations strongly affected the signal of the initial migration via isolation by distance.
Y-chromosomal variation in sub-Saharan Africa: insights into the history of Niger-Congo groups.
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Overall, it is found that linguistic affiliations played a notable role in shaping sub-Saharan African Y chromosomal diversity, although the impact of geography is clearly discernible.
Mitochondrial DNA and human evolution.
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It is concluded that increasingly, mtDNA studies are (and should be) supplemented with analyses of the Y-chromosome and other nuclear DNA variation.
Genetic admixture history of Eastern Indonesia as revealed by Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA analysis.
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The data provide insights into the complex genetic ancestry history of eastern Indonesian islanders characterized by several admixture episodes and demonstrate a clear example of the lack of the often-assumed correlation between the genes and languages of human populations.
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