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Mitochondrial DNA analysis of Hokkaido Jomon skeletons: remnants of archaic maternal lineages at the southwestern edge of former Beringia.
Interestingly, Hokkaido Jomons lack specific haplog groups that are prevailing in present-day native Siberians, implying that diffusion of these haplogroups in Siberia might have been after the beginning of the Jomon era, about 15,000 years before present.
Optimal Ancient DNA Yields from the Inner Ear Part of the Human Petrous Bone
It is confirmed that dense bone parts of the petrous bone can provide high endogenous aDNA yields and indicate that endogenous DNA fractions for part C can exceed those obtained for part B by up to 65-fold and those from part A byUp to 177-fold, while total endogenous DNA concentrations are up to 126- fold and 109-fold higher for these comparisons.
Ancient genomes document multiple waves of migration in Southeast Asian prehistory
Ancient migrations in Southeast Asia The past movements and peopling of Southeast Asia have been poorly represented in ancient DNA studies (see the Perspective by Bellwood). Lipson et al. generated
Mitochondrial DNA analysis of Jomon skeletons from the Funadomari site, Hokkaido, and its implication for the origins of Native American.
Ancient DNA recovered from 16 Jomon skeletons excavated from Funadomari site, Hokkaido, Japan was analyzed to elucidate the genealogy of the early settlers of the Japanese archipelago and validates the hypothesized genetic affinity of the Jomon people to Native Americans, providing direct evidence for the genetic relationships between these populations.
First Islanders: Prehistory and Human Migration in Island Southeast Asia
Peter Bellwood is an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University, which he joined in 1973, retiring in 2013. He has undertaken archaeological research in Polynesia and Island Southeast
Dental perspectives on the population history of Southeast Asia.
The results of this study are consistent with the immigration hypothesis, but analysis of additional Neolithic samples is needed to determine the exact timing of population dispersals into Southeast Asia.
Temporal variation and interaction between nutritional and developmental instability in prehistoric Japanese populations.
It is found that the impact of environmental and cultural change to prehistoric Japanese populations was minimal, and nutritional stress was consistent between periods, but developmental instability decreased in the Late/Final Jomon.
Do body proportions among Jomon foragers from Hokkaido conform to ecogeographic expectations? evolutionary implications of body size and shape among northerly hunter-gatherers
This study documents and interprets adaptive postcranial morphology among prehistoric Jomon period foragers from Hokkaido, Japan (HKJ). The Hokkaido climate is differentiated from other Japanese
Mitochondrial DNA haplogrouping of the Okhotsk people based on analysis of ancient DNA : an intermediate of gene flow from the continental Sakhalin people to the Ainu
The results support the previous study on mo- lecular phylogeny of mtDNA HVR 1 sequences and strongly suggest that the Okhotsk people origi- nated around the lower regions of the Amur River and became an intermediate of gene flow from the continental Sakhalin people to the Ainu.