Jomon genome sheds light on East Asian population history

  title={Jomon genome sheds light on East Asian population history},
  author={Takashi Gakuhari and Shigeki Nakagome and Simon Rasmussen and Morten E. Allentoft and Takehiro Sato and Thorfinn Sand Korneliussen and Bl{\'a}naid N{\'i} Chuinneag{\'a}in and Hiromi Matsumae and Kae Koganebuchi and Ryan W. Schmidt and Souichiro Mizushima and Osamu Kondo and Nobuo Shigehara and Minoru Yoneda and Ryosuke Kimura and Hajime Ishida and Yoshiyuki Masuyama and Yasuhiro Yamada and Atsushi Tajima and Hiroki Shibata and Atsushi Toyoda and Toshiyuki Tsurumoto and Tetsuaki Wakebe and Hiromi Shitara and Tsunehiko Hanihara and Eske Willerslev and Martin Sikora and Hiroki Oota},
Anatomical modern humans reached East Asia by >40,000 years ago (kya). However, key questions still remain elusive with regard to the route(s) and the number of wave(s) in the dispersal into East Eurasia. Ancient genomes at the edge of East Eurasia may shed light on the detail picture of peopling to East Eurasia. Here, we analyze the whole-genome sequence of a 2.5 kya individual (IK002) characterized with a typical Jomon culture that started in the Japanese archipelago >16 kya. The phylogenetic… Expand
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