Late Pleistocene Human Skeleton and mtDNA Link Paleoamericans and Modern Native Americans

  title={Late Pleistocene Human Skeleton and mtDNA Link Paleoamericans and Modern Native Americans},
  author={James C. Chatters and D. Kennett and Y. Asmerom and B. Kemp and V. Polyak and A. Blank and P. Beddows and Eduard G. Reinhardt and J. Arroyo-Cabrales and D. Bolnick and R. Malhi and Brendan J. Culleton and P. Erreguerena and D. Rissolo and S. Morell-Hart and T. Stafford},
  pages={750 - 754}
  • James C. Chatters, D. Kennett, +13 authors T. Stafford
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • American Beauty Modern Native American ancestry traces back to an East Asian migration across Beringia. However, some Native American skeletons from the late Pleistocene show phenotypic characteristics more similar to other, more geographically distant, human populations. Chatters et al. (p. 750) describe a skeleton with a Paleoamerican phenotype from the eastern Yucatan, dating to approximately 12 to 13 thousand years ago, with a relatively common extant Native American mitochondrial DNA… CONTINUE READING
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