Ancient DNA from Guam and the Peopling of the Pacific

@article{Pugach2020AncientDF,
  title={Ancient DNA from Guam and the Peopling of the Pacific},
  author={I. Pugach and Alexander H{\"u}bner and H. Hung and M. Meyer and M. Carson and M. Stoneking},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2020}
}
Humans reached the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific by ~3500 years ago, contemporaneous with or even earlier than the initial peopling of Polynesia. They crossed more than 2000 km of open ocean to get there, whereas voyages of similar length did not occur anywhere else until more than 2000 years later. Yet, the settlement of Polynesia has received far more attention than the settlement of the Marianas. There is uncertainty over both the origin of the first colonizers of the Marianas (with… Expand

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