Genome-wide evidence of Austronesian-Bantu admixture and cultural reversion in a hunter-gatherer group of Madagascar.

@article{Pierron2014GenomewideEO,
  title={Genome-wide evidence of Austronesian-Bantu admixture and cultural reversion in a hunter-gatherer group of Madagascar.},
  author={Denis Pierron and Harilanto Razafindrazaka and Luca Pagani and Francois-Xavier Ricaut and Tiago Antao and M{\'e}lanie Capredon and Cl{\'e}ment Sambo and Chantal Radimilahy and Jean-Aim{\'e} Rakotoarisoa and Roger M Blench and Thierry Letellier and Toomas Kivisild},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={936-41}
}
Linguistic and cultural evidence suggest that Madagascar was the final point of two major dispersals of Austronesian- and Bantu-speaking populations. Today, the Mikea are described as the last-known Malagasy population reported to be still practicing a hunter-gatherer lifestyle. It is unclear, however, whether the Mikea descend from a remnant population that existed before the arrival of Austronesian and Bantu agriculturalists or whether it is only their lifestyle that separates them from the… CONTINUE READING
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