Genomic structure in Europeans dating back at least 36,200 years

  title={Genomic structure in Europeans dating back at least 36,200 years},
  author={Andaine Seguin-Orlando and Thorfinn Sand Korneliussen and Martin Sikora and Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas and Andrea Manica and Ida Moltke and Anders Albrechtsen and Amy Ko and Ashot Margaryan and Vyacheslav Moiseyev and Ted Goebel and Michael C. Westaway and David M. Lambert and Valeriy I. Khartanovich and Jeff Wall and Philip R. Nigst and Robert A. Foley and Marta Miraz{\'o}n Lahr and Rasmus Nielsen and Ludovic Orlando and Eske Willerslev},
  pages={1113 - 1118}
The origin of contemporary Europeans remains contentious. We obtained a genome sequence from Kostenki 14 in European Russia dating from 38,700 to 36,200 years ago, one of the oldest fossils of anatomically modern humans from Europe. We find that Kostenki 14 shares a close ancestry with the 24,000-year-old Mal’ta boy from central Siberia, European Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, some contemporary western Siberians, and many Europeans, but not eastern Asians. Additionally, the Kostenki 14 genome… 

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