Native American gene flow into Polynesia predating Easter Island settlement

@article{Ioannidis2020NativeAG,
  title={Native American gene flow into Polynesia predating Easter Island settlement},
  author={Alexander G. Ioannidis and Javier Blanco-Portillo and Karla Sandoval and Erika Hagelberg and Juan Francisco Miquel-Poblete and J. V. Moreno-Mayar and Juan Esteban Rodr{\'i}guez-Rodr{\'i}guez and Consuelo D. Quinto-Cort{\'e}s and K. Auckland and Tom Parks and K. Robson and A. Hill and Mar{\'i}a C. {\'A}vila-Arcos and Alexandra Sockell and J. Homburger and G. Wojcik and K. Barnes and L. Herrera and S. Berr{\'i}os and M. Acu{\~n}a and E. Llop and C. Eng and S. Huntsman and E. Burchard and Christopher R. Gignoux and L. Cifuentes and R. Verdugo and M. Moraga and A. Mentzer and C. Bustamante and Andr{\'e}s Moreno-Estrada},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2020},
  pages={1-6}
}
  • Alexander G. Ioannidis, Javier Blanco-Portillo, +28 authors Andrés Moreno-Estrada
  • Published 2020
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The possibility of voyaging contact between prehistoric Polynesian and Native American populations has long intrigued researchers. Proponents have pointed to the existence of New World crops, such as the sweet potato and bottle gourd, in the Polynesian archaeological record, but nowhere else outside the pre-Columbian Americas 1 – 6 , while critics have argued that these botanical dispersals need not have been human mediated 7 . The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl controversially suggested… CONTINUE READING
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