Deciphering past human population movements in Oceania: provably optimal trees of 127 mtDNA genomes.

@article{Pierson2006DecipheringPH,
  title={Deciphering past human population movements in Oceania: provably optimal trees of 127 mtDNA genomes.},
  author={Melanie J. Pierson and Rosa Mart{\'i}nez-Arias and Barbara R. Holland and Neil J. Gemmell and Matthew E. Hurles and David Penny},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={1966-75}
}
The settlement of the many island groups of Remote Oceania occurred relatively late in prehistory, beginning approximately 3,000 years ago when people sailed eastwards into the Pacific from Near Oceania, where evidence of human settlement dates from as early as 40,000 years ago. Archeological and linguistic analyses have suggested the settlers of Remote Oceania had ancestry in Taiwan, as descendants of a proposed Neolithic expansion that began approximately 5,500 years ago. Other researchers… CONTINUE READING

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