Mitochondrial DNA data indicate an introduction through Mainland Southeast Asia for Australian dingoes and Polynesian domestic dogs

  title={Mitochondrial DNA data indicate an introduction through Mainland Southeast Asia for Australian dingoes and Polynesian domestic dogs},
  author={Mattias C. R. Oskarsson and Cornelya F. C. Kl{\"u}tsch and Ukadej Boonyaprakob and Alan N. Wilton and Yuichi Tanabe and Peter Savolainen},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={967 - 974}
In the late stages of the global dispersal of dogs, dingoes appear in the Australian archaeological record 3500 years BP, and dogs were one of three domesticates brought with the colonization of Polynesia, but the introduction routes to this region remain unknown. This also relates to questions about human history, such as to what extent the Polynesian culture was introduced with the Austronesian expansion from Taiwan or adopted en route, and whether pre-Neolithic Australia was culturally… 

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