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Ancient west Eurasian ancestry in southern and eastern Africa
Significance The hunter–gatherer and pastoralist populations of southern Africa are among the culturally, linguistically, and genetically most diverse human populations. However, little is knownExpand
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Investigating the effects of prehistoric migrations in Siberia: genetic variation and the origins of Yakuts
The Yakuts (also known as Sakha), Turkic-speaking cattle- and horse-breeders, inhabit a vast territory in Central and northeastern Siberia. On the basis of the archaeological, ethnographic andExpand
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The genetic prehistory of southern Africa
Southern and eastern African populations that speak non-Bantu languages with click consonants are known to harbour some of the most ancient genetic lineages in humans, but their relationships areExpand
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Mitochondrial DNA evidence for admixed origins of central Siberian populations.
The Yakuts of northeastern Siberia are a Turkic-speaking population of horse- and cattle-breeders surrounded by Tungusic-speaking reindeer-herders and hunter-gatherers. Archaeological andExpand
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Tracing Pastoralist Migrations to Southern Africa with Lactase Persistence Alleles
Although southern African Khoisan populations are often assumed to have remained largely isolated during prehistory, there is growing evidence for a migration of pastoralists from eastern Africa someExpand
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Y-chromosomal variation in sub-Saharan Africa: insights into the history of Niger-Congo groups.
Technological and cultural innovations as well as climate changes are thought to have influenced the diffusion of major language phyla in sub-Saharan Africa. The most widespread and the richest inExpand
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Bringing together linguistic and genetic evidence to test the Bantu expansion
The expansion of Bantu languages represents one of the most momentous events in the history of Africa. While it is well accepted that Bantu languages spread from their homeland (Cameroon/Nigeria)Expand
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Bridging near and remote Oceania: mtDNA and NRY variation in the Solomon Islands.
Although genetic studies have contributed greatly to our understanding of the colonization of Near and Remote Oceania, important gaps still exist. One such gap is the Solomon Islands, which extendExpand
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Ancient substructure in early mtDNA lineages of southern Africa.
Among the deepest-rooting clades in the human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) phylogeny are the haplogroups defined as L0d and L0k, which are found primarily in southern Africa. These lineages areExpand
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Larger mitochondrial DNA than Y-chromosome differences between matrilocal and patrilocal groups from Sumatra.
Genetic differences between human populations are typically larger for the Y-chromosome than for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), which has been attributed to the ubiquity of patrilocality across humanExpand
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