Climate change and postglacial human dispersals in southeast Asia.

  title={Climate change and postglacial human dispersals in southeast Asia.},
  author={Pedro Soares and Jean Alain Trejaut and J. Loo and Catherine R Hill and Maru Mormina and Chien-Liang Lee and Yao-ming Chen and Georgi Hudjashov and Peter F. R. Forster and V. C. FARMER Macaulay and David Bulbeck and Stephen Oppenheimer and M. -Y. Lin and Martin B Richards},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={25 6},
Modern humans have been living in Island Southeast Asia (ISEA) for at least 50,000 years. Largely because of the influence of linguistic studies, however, which have a shallow time depth, the attention of archaeologists and geneticists has usually been focused on the last 6,000 years--in particular, on a proposed Neolithic dispersal from China and Taiwan. Here we use complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genome sequencing to spotlight some earlier processes that clearly had a major role in the… CONTINUE READING
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