A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia

  title={A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia},
  author={Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas and Michael C. Westaway and Craig Muller and V. Sousa and O. Lao and I. Alves and A. Bergstr{\"o}m and G. Athanasiadis and J. Cheng and J. Crawford and Tim H. Heupink and Enrico Macholdt and S. Peischl and S. Rasmussen and Stephan Schiffels and S. Subramanian and Joanne L. Wright and A. Albrechtsen and Chiara Barbieri and I. Dupanloup and A. Eriksson and A. Margaryan and I. Moltke and I. Pugach and T. Korneliussen and I. Levkivskyi and J. V. Moreno-Mayar and Shengyu Ni and Fernando Racimo and M. Sikora and Y. Xue and F. Aghakhanian and Nicolas Brucato and S. Brunak and P. Campos and W. Clark and Sturla Ellingv{\aa}g and Gudjugudju Fourmile and P. Gerbault and Darren Injie and G. Koki and M. Leavesley and Betty Logan and Aubrey Lynch and E. Matisoo-Smith and P. McAllister and A. Mentzer and M. Metspalu and A. Migliano and Les Murgha and M. Phipps and W. Pomat and Doc Reynolds and Francois-Xavier Ricaut and P. Siba and Mark George Thomas and Thomas Wales and Colleen Ma'run Wall and S. Oppenheimer and C. Tyler-Smith and R. Durbin and J. Dortch and A. Manica and M. Schierup and R. Foley and M. Lahr and C. Bowern and J. Wall and T. Mailund and M. Stoneking and R. Nielsen and M. Sandhu and L. Excoffier and D. Lambert and E. Willerslev},
  • Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, Michael C. Westaway, +72 authors E. Willerslev
  • Published 2016
  • Geography, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The population history of Aboriginal Australians remains largely uncharacterized. Here we generate high-coverage genomes for 83 Aboriginal Australians (speakers of Pama–Nyungan languages) and 25 Papuans from the New Guinea Highlands. We find that Papuan and Aboriginal Australian ancestors diversified 25–40 thousand years ago (kya), suggesting pre-Holocene population structure in the ancient continent of Sahul (Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania). However, all of the studied Aboriginal… CONTINUE READING
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