Ancient Genomics and the Peopling of the Southwest Pacific

@article{Skoglund2016AncientGA,
  title={Ancient Genomics and the Peopling of the Southwest Pacific},
  author={Pontus Skoglund and Cosimo Posth and Kendra A. Sirak and Matthew Spriggs and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Valentin and Stuart Bedford and Geoffrey Clark and Christian Reepmeyer and Fiona Petchey and Daniel M. Fernandes and Qiaomei Fu and {\'E}adaoin Harney and Mark Lipson and Swapan Mallick and Mario Novak and Nadin Rohland and Kristin Stewardson and Syafiq Abdullah and Murray P. Cox and Françoise R. Friedlaender and Jonathan Scott Friedlaender and Toomas Kivisild and George Koki and Pradiptajati Kusuma and David A. Merriwether and François-Xavier Ricaut and Joseph T. S. Wee and Nick J. Patterson and Johannes Krause and Ron Pinhasi and David Reich},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={538},
  pages={510 - 513}
}
The appearance of people associated with the Lapita culture in the South Pacific around 3,000 years ago marked the beginning of the last major human dispersal to unpopulated lands. However, the relationship of these pioneers to the long-established Papuan people of the New Guinea region is unclear. Here we present genome-wide ancient DNA data from three individuals from Vanuatu (about 3,100–2,700 years before present) and one from Tonga (about 2,700–2,300 years before present), and analyse them… 
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