Ancient west Eurasian ancestry in southern and eastern Africa

  title={Ancient west Eurasian ancestry in southern and eastern Africa},
  author={Joseph K. Pickrell and N. Patterson and P. Loh and M. Lipson and B. Berger and M. Stoneking and B. Pakendorf and D. Reich},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={2632 - 2637}
  • Joseph K. Pickrell, N. Patterson, +5 authors D. Reich
  • Published 2014
  • Geography, Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Significance The hunter–gatherer and pastoralist populations of southern Africa are among the culturally, linguistically, and genetically most diverse human populations. However, little is known about their history. We show that all of these populations have some ancestry most closely related to Europeans and Middle Easterners and use this to reconstruct the history of population movements between Eurasia, eastern Africa, and southern Africa. The history of southern Africa involved interactions… CONTINUE READING
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